Table 1.17 – Building characteristics and energy use by primary activity and number of floors
Primary Activity Floors Buildings Floor space
(number) Q.I. (millions of m2) Q.I.
Office building (non-medical) Total 83 583 A 147.5 A
1 22 013 A 18.8 B
2 33 615 A 23.7 A
3 20 113 B 24.7 B
4 to 9 6 638 B 28.6 B
10 and more 1 204 B - F
Medical office building Total 10 525 A 9.6 A
1 3 959 B 2.2 C
2 4 548 B 3.2 B
3 F 0.9 B
4 to 9 F 2.4 C
10 and more F F
Elementary or secondary school Total 18 425 A 83.6 A
1 9 231 A 28.9 A
2 5 454 A 27.4 A
3 3 456 A 24.7 B
4 to 9 X X X X
10 and more X X X X
Nursing or residential care facility Total 6 482 A 25.0 B
1 1 676 B 3.7 C
2 X X X X
3 1 369 B 4.6 C
4 to 9 745 A 7.0 A
10 and more X X X X
Warehouse Total 32 879 A 83.0 A
1 23 396 B 38.7 A
2 8 708 B 38.9 B
3 F F
4 to 9 X X X X
10 and more X X X X
Hotel or motel Total 9 963 C 19.7 B
1 F 0.9 C
2 2 808 C 3.8 C
3 1 533 C F
4 to 9 1 491 C 6.2 B
10 and more F F
Hospital Total 752 A 15.1 A
1 92 B 0.6 C
2 176 B 1.1 C
3 72 B 0.7 B
4 to 9 349 A 9.4 A
10 and more 63 B 3.3 B
Food or beverage store Total 40 403 A 29.3 A
1 23 874 A 16.9 B
2 10 360 A 7.6 A
3 5 501 C 4.1 C
4 to 9 X X X X
10 and more X X X X
Non-food retail store Total 56 750 A 68.9 A
1 30 277 A 37.5 B
2 14 300 B 13.4 B
3 8 584 C 12.7 C
4 to 9 X X X X
10 and more X X X X
Other* Total 222 505 A 284.3 A
1 111 037 A 79.8 A
2 65 009 A 92.1 A
3 31 513 A 48.6 B
4 to 9 14 645 B 56.7 A
10 and more F F
All building types Total 482 266 A 765.9 A
1 229 475 A 227.9 A
2 147 645 A 220.6 A
3 73 782 A 135.5 A
4 to 9 29 482 A 112.6 A
10 and more 1 881 B 69.4 C

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.