Table 1.16 – Building characteristics and energy use by primary activity and year of construction
Primary Activity Year of construction Buildings Floor space
(number) Q.I. (millions of m2) Q.I.
Office building (non-medical) Total 83 583 A 147.5 A
Before 1920 11 963 C 10.8 B
1920 to 1959 13 221 B 14.9 B
1960 to 1969 8 777 C 9.0 B
1970 to 1979 16 397 B 56.5 C
1980 to 1989 12 904 B 28.8 A
1990 to 1999 5 360 B F
2000 or later 14 961 B F
2000 to 2004 6 570 C 6.1 C
2005 or later F F
Medical office building Total 10 525 A 9.6 A
Before 1920 X X X X
1920 to 1959 X X X X
1960 to 1969 F 1.9 C
1970 to 1979 2 142 C 1.9 C
1980 to 1989 1 899 C 1.8 B
1990 to 1999 1 473 C 1.3 C
2000 or later F 0.9 C
2000 to 2004 F F
2005 or later F F
Elementary or secondary school Total 18 425 A 83.6 A
Before 1920 F F
1920 to 1959 2 992 A 11.1 A
1960 to 1969 6 061 B 27.0 B
1970 to 1979 2 517 B 16.1 B
1980 to 1989 1 372 B 5.0 B
1990 to 1999 2 451 B 11.2 B
2000 or later 1 935 C 8.3 B
2000 to 2004 F 4.9 C
2005 or later F F
Nursing or residential care facility Total 6 482 A 25.0 B
Before 1920 F F
1920 to 1959 426 C 1.4 C
1960 to 1969 1 502 B 3.6 C
1970 to 1979 1 210 B 3.2 B
1980 to 1989 777 B 2.0 B
1990 to 1999 1 169 B F
2000 or later 934 C 3.6 C
2000 to 2004 F F
2005 or later F F
Warehouse Total 32 879 A 83.0 A
Before 1920 X X X X
1920 to 1959 X X X X
1960 to 1969 F F
1970 to 1979 6 500 B 14.7 C
1980 to 1989 7 428 C 8.7 B
1990 to 1999 F 12.4 B
2000 or later 6 672 C 26.9 C
2000 to 2004 F F
2005 or later 2 381 C F
Hotel or motel Total 9 963 C 19.7 B
Before 1920 F 0.7 C
1920 to 1959 2 698 B F
1960 to 1969 F 1.7 B
1970 to 1979 1 075 B 4.2 B
1980 to 1989 F 3.3 B
1990 to 1999 F F
2000 or later F F
2000 to 2004 F F
2005 or later F F
Hospital Total 752 A 15.1 A
Before 1920 17 C 1.1 C
1920 to 1959 106 A 2.3 A
1960 to 1969 224 B 3.4 A
1970 to 1979 156 B 4.0 B
1980 to 1989 94 B 1.5 B
1990 to 1999 60 B 0.8 C
2000 or later 94 B 2.0 B
2000 to 2004 57 C F
2005 or later 37 C 1.3 C
Food or beverage store Total 40 403 A 29.3 A
Before 1920 F F
1920 to 1959 9 142 A 5.2 B
1960 to 1969 6 887 C 3.6 C
1970 to 1979 5 619 C 3.4 C
1980 to 1989 6 333 B F
1990 to 1999 4 971 C 4.2 C
2000 or later 6 914 B 7.0 C
2000 to 2004 2 968 B F
2005 or later F 2.1 C
Non-food retail store Total 56 750 A 68.9 A
Before 1920 F F
1920 to 1959 9 548 B 6.8 C
1960 to 1969 6 491 C 4.0 C
1970 to 1979 8 742 C 12.9 B
1980 to 1989 10 035 C 9.3 B
1990 to 1999 F 11.2 C
2000 or later 10 240 C 15.9 C
2000 to 2004 F F
2005 or later F F
Other* Total 222 505 A 284.3 A
Before 1920 25 954 B 24.5 B
1920 to 1959 40 839 A 36.1 B
1960 to 1969 28 487 A 61.3 B
1970 to 1979 30 749 A 41.8 A
1980 to 1989 49 249 A 50.0 A
1990 to 1999 31 134 B 35.4 B
2000 or later 16 094 A 35.2 A
2000 to 2004 8 947 B 18.5 B
2005 or later 7 147 A 16.7 B
All building types Total 482 266 A 765.9 A
Before 1920 46 951 A 54.0 A
1920 to 1959 83 521 A 91.1 A
1960 to 1969 67 758 A 126.1 A
1970 to 1979 75 107 A 158.6 A
1980 to 1989 91 404 A 116.2 A
1990 to 1999 58 106 A 105.3 A
2000 or later 59 418 A 114.6 A
2000 to 2004 29 316 A 55.3 A
2005 or later 30 102 A 59.4 B

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.