Table 2.5 – Building characteristics by climate zone and type of renovation
Climate zone Type of renovation Floor space Share of total floor space
(millions of m2) Q.I.
Atlantic Total 69.8 A  
No renovation 23.4 A 33.5%
Any type of renovation 46.4 B 66.5%
Space heating 26.6 C 38.1%
Space cooling F
Lighting 27.7 C 39.7%
Windows / insulation 23.5 C 33.7%
Additions / reductions F
Other** 24.0 C 34.3%
Great Lakes Total 417.3 A  
No renovation 164.9 A 39.5%
Any type of renovation 252.4 A 60.5%
Space heating 127.2 A 30.5%
Space cooling 87.0 A 20.8%
Lighting 165.4 A 39.6%
Windows / insulation 95.2 A 22.8%
Additions / reductions 28.1 B 6.7%
Other** 88.4 A 21.2%
Pacific Coast Total 64.6 A  
No renovation 30.9 A 47.8%
Any type of renovation 33.7 B 52.2%
Space heating 15.2 B 23.5%
Space cooling 11.5 C 17.8%
Lighting 26.0 A 40.2%
Windows / insulation F
Additions / reductions F
Other** F
Other* Total 214.2 A  
No renovation 109.6 A 51.1%
Any type of renovation 104.7 A 48.9%
Space heating 42.2 A 19.7%
Space cooling 36.2 A 16.9%
Lighting 63.5 A 29.6%
Windows / insulation 37.8 A 17.6%
Additions / reductions 11.0 C 5.1%
Other** 39.6 A 18.5%
Canada Total 765.9 A  
No renovation 328.7 A 42.9%
Any type of renovation 437.2 A 57.1%
Space heating 211.2 A 27.6%
Space cooling 156.3 A 20.4%
Lighting 282.6 A 36.9%
Windows / insulation 167.0 A 21.8%
Additions / reductions 58.5 A 7.6%
Other** 164.5 A 21.5%

Footnotes:

* Other includes all other Canadian climate zones not listed.
** Other includes all other renovations not listed.

Note:

Due to rounding, numbers may not add up to the total shown, and some numbers may differ from one table to the next.

Legend:

Quality indicators (Q.I.) classify each estimate according to its quality as follows: A–Excellent, B–Good, C–Acceptable, D–Use with caution, F–Too unreliable to be published and X–suppressed due to confidentiality.