Table 17 – Building characteristics, energy use and energy intensity by primary activity and building size, 2014
Primary activity Building size Buildings Floor space Energy use Energy intensity
# QI millions of m2 QI PJ QI GJ/m2
Office buildings (non-medical) Total 97,029 A 281.2 A 317.6 A 1.12
5,000 square feet or less (465 square metres or less) 35,527 A 8.5 B 13.2 C 1.57
5,001 to 10,000 square feet (466 to 929 square metres) 19,639 B 11.9 B 15.3 B 1.28
10,001 to 50,000 square feet (930 to 4,645 square metres) 29,693 A 64.0 A 68.6 A 1.08
50,001 to 200,000 square feet (4,646 to 18,580 square metres) 9,808 A 92.8 A 107.6 A 1.16
Over 200,000 square feet (Over 18,580 square metres) 2,361 A 104.1 A 112.9 A 1.09
Medical office buildings Total 15,928 A 15.6 A 20.1 A 1.28
5,000 square feet or less (465 square metres or less) 9,550 B 2.0 B 2.4 B 1.18
5,001 to 10,000 square feet (466 to 929 square metres) 3,396 F 2.1 F 2.3 F 1.06
10,001 to 50,000 square feet (930 to 4,645 square metres) 2,424 B 5.7 B 6.3 B 1.10
50,001 to 200,000 square feet (4,646 to 18,580 square metres) 527 B 4.0 B 5.7 B 1.42
Over 200,000 square feet (Over 18,580 square metres) 30 C 1.8 F 3.5 F 1.92
Elementary and/or secondary schools Total 17,501 A 70.8 A 62.2 A 0.88
5,000 square feet or less (465 square metres or less) 2,947 C 0.4 C 0.3 C 0.70
5,001 to 10,000 square feet (466 to 929 square metres) 918 C 0.7 C 1.0 C 1.33
10,001 to 50,000 square feet (930 to 4,645 square metres) 9,390 A 27.8 A 25.4 A 0.91
50,001 to 200,000 square feet (4,646 to 18,580 square metres) 3,973 A 34.5 A 29.1 A 0.84
Over 200,000 square feet (Over 18,580 square metres) 273 F 7.4 F 6.5 F 0.88
Assisted daily/residential care facilities Total 11,391 A 19.9 A 25.8 A 1.30
5,000 square feet or less (465 square metres or less) 6,953 A 1.8 A 1.9 A 1.06
5,001 to 10,000 square feet (466 to 929 square metres) 964 B 0.7 C 0.8 C 1.22
10,001 to 50,000 square feet (930 to 4,645 square metres) 2,305 A 5.2 A 6.7 A 1.28
50,001 to 200,000 square feet (4,646 to 18,580 square metres) 1,056 A 9.3 A 13.1 A 1.40
Over 200,000 square feet (Over 18,580 square metres) 112 C 2.9 C 3.3 C 1.14
Warehouses Total 62,105 A 93.4 A 76.1 A 0.82
5,000 square feet or less (465 square metres or less) 27,221 A 6.4 A 5.3 A 0.83
5,001 to 10,000 square feet (466 to 929 square metres) 13,625 B 9.8 B 9.8 B 1.00
10,001 to 50,000 square feet (930 to 4,645 square metres) 18,062 A 36.8 A 33.3 A 0.90
50,001 to 200,000 square feet (4,646 to 18,580 square metres) 2,717 B 22.5 B 16.6 B 0.74
Over 200,000 square feet (Over 18,580 square metres) 479 B 17.9 B 11.2 B 0.63
Hotels, motels or lodges Total 12,714 A 17.8 A 22.1 A 1.24
5,000 square feet or less (465 square metres or less) 6,752 A 1.1 A 1.4 B 1.33
5,001 to 10,000 square feet (466 to 929 square metres) 2,304 B 1.6 B 2.0 B 1.28
10,001 to 50,000 square feet (930 to 4,645 square metres) 3,011 A 5.8 A 7.1 A 1.24
50,001 to 200,000 square feet (4,646 to 18,580 square metres) 529 B 5.1 A 6.7 A 1.33
Over 200,000 square feet (Over 18,580 square metres) 118 B 4.3 B 4.7 B 1.11
Hospitals Total 798 A 15.4 A 37.7 A 2.44
5,001 to 10,000 square feet (466 to 929 square metres) 123 F 0.1 F 0.1 F 1.26
10,001 to 50,000 square feet (930 to 4,645 square metres) 222 A 0.6 A 1.8 B 2.92
50,001 to 200,000 square feet (4,646 to 18,580 square metres) 218 A 2.1 A 5.9 A 2.84
Over 200,000 square feet (Over 18,580 square metres) 235 A 12.6 A 29.9 A 2.37
Food and beverage stores Total 19,386 A 22.5 B 42.1 A 1.86
5,000 square feet or less (465 square metres or less) 14,805 A 3.8 A 10.1 A 2.64
5,001 to 10,000 square feet (466 to 929 square metres) 1,956 C 1.3 C 2.9 C 2.24
10,001 to 50,000 square feet (930 to 4,645 square metres) 1,929 A 5.3 A 13.9 A 2.61
50,001 to 200,000 square feet (4,646 to 18,580 square metres) 511 A 4.1 A 9.5 A 2.33
Over 200,000 square feet (Over 18,580 square metres) 185 F 8.0 F 5.7 F 0.71
Non-food retail stores Total 61,672 A 85.9 A 95.9 A 1.12
5,000 square feet or less (465 square metres or less) 37,091 A 8.2 B 11.3 B 1.37
5,001 to 10,000 square feet (466 to 929 square metres) 10,719 C 7.5 B 8.0 C 1.06
10,001 to 50,000 square feet (930 to 4,645 square metres) 7,664 B 15.1 B 21.4 B 1.42
50,001 to 200,000 square feet (4,646 to 18,580 square metres) 5,854 F 37.5 F 37.3 F 1.00
Over 200,000 square feet (Over 18,580 square metres) 342 C 17.5 B 17.9 B 1.02
Other activity or function* Total 183,880 A 180.5 A 215.6 A 1.20
5,000 square feet or less (465 square metres or less) 99,438 A 22.7 A 45.0 A 1.98
5,001 to 10,000 square feet (466 to 929 square metres) 33,285 A 23.1 B 29.8 A 1.29
10,001 to 50,000 square feet (930 to 4,645 square metres) 46,346 A 80.2 A 86.9 A 1.08
50,001 to 200,000 square feet (4,646 to 18,580 square metres) 4,222 B 32.7 A 30.6 A 0.93
Over 200,000 square feet (Over 18,580 square metres) 589 A 21.8 A 23.3 A 1.07
Canada Total 482,402 A 803.1 A 915.2 A 1.14
5,000 square feet or less (465 square metres or less) 240,286 A 54.8 A 90.9 A 1.66
5,001 to 10,000 square feet (466 to 929 square metres) 86,929 A 58.8 A 71.8 A 1.22
10,001 to 50,000 square feet (930 to 4,645 square metres) 121,047 A 246.6 A 271.4 A 1.10
50,001 to 200,000 square feet (4,646 to 18,580 square metres) 29,414 A 244.6 A 262.2 A 1.08
Over 200,000 square feet (Over 18,580 square metres) 4,726 A 198.3 A 218.9 A 1.10

Footnotes:

*"Other activity or function" includes all other commercial/institutional buildings.

Legend:

Quality indicators (QI) classify each estimate according to its quality as follows: A–20% or less, B–between 20% and 30%, C–between 30% and 40%, and F–more than 40%.