Table 1.15 – Building characteristics and energy use by primary activity and size
Primary activity Building size Buildings Floor space
(number) Q.I. (millions of m2) Q.I.
Office building (non-medical) Total 83 583 A 147.5 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 47 815 A 12.4 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 12 481 B 8.2 B
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 17 479 A 34.2 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 4 838 B 39.6 B
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 970 C F
Medical office building Total 10 525 A 9.6 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 5 086 B 0.9 B
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 2 876 C 1.9 C
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 2 213 B 3.3 B
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 335 B 2.9 B
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) F 0.6 C
Elementary or secondary school Total 18 425 A 83.6 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 1 108 C F
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 954 C 0.7 C
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 11 601 A 29.9 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 4 005 A 33.2 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 757 C 19.5 C
Nursing or residential care facility Total 6 482 A 25.0 B
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 2 966 A 0.8 B
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 361 C 0.2 C
10 001 to 50,000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 1 540 B 4.3 B
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 1 377 B 11.4 B
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) F F
Warehouse Total 32 879 A 83.0 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 13 678 B 3.3 C
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 4 548 C 3.1 C
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 10 848 B 22.2 B
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 2 578 B 21.6 B
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 1 227 C 32.8 C
Hotel or motel Total 9 963 C 19.7 B
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) F 0.8 C
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 1 232 C 0.8 C
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 2 585 A 5.6 B
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 757 C 6.4 C
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) F F
Hospital Total 752 A 15.1 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) X X X X
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) X X X X
10 001 to 50,000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 180 A 0.5 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 329 A 3.6 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 233 A 11.0 A
Food or beverage store Total 40 403 A 29.3 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 25 527 A 5.8 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 9 290 B 5.8 B
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 4 673 B 11.5 B
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) X X X X
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) X X X X
Non-food retail store Total 56 750 A 68.9 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 24 678 A 5.3 B
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 13 290 C 9.6 B
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 17 121 B 33.0 B
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 1 430 C 12.4 B
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 231 C 8.6 B
Other* Total 222 505 A 284.3 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 110 447 A 27.6 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 46 647 A 31.4 A
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 55 325 A 107.8 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 8 758 A 71.1 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 1 329 C 46.4 B
All building types Total 482 266 A 765.9 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 236 539 A 57.3 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 91 680 A 61.6 A
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 123 565 A 252.4 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 25 319 A 208.3 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 5 162 A 186.4 A

Footnotes:

* Other includes all other commercial buildings. See Appendix C for more details.

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.
x
Denotes undisclosed value for confidentiality reasons.