Table 2.4 – Building characteristics and energy use by climate zone and primary activity
Climate zone Primary activity Buildings Floor space
(number) Q.I. (millions of m2) Q.I.
Atlantic Total 47 911 A 69.8 A
Office building (non-medical) 7 592 A 6.8 A
Medical office building 735 B 0.7 B
Elementary or secondary school 2 014 B 8.2 A
Nursing or residential care facility 1 192 B 1.7 B
Warehouse 2 578 B 4.2 B
Hotel or motel 1 988 C 1.6 A
Hospital 121 B 2.4 B
Food or beverage store 5 395 A 3.5 C
Non-food retail store 3 406 B 6.8 C
Other** 22 891 A 33.8 B
Great Lakes Total 233 880 A 417.3 A
Office building (non-medical) 37 484 A 87.2 B
Medical office building 3 914 B 3.1 B
Elementary or secondary school 9 170 A 40.7 A
Nursing or residential care facility 2 144 B 17.7 C
Warehouse 15 006 B 56.6 B
Hotel or motel 3 139 C 6.3 C
Hospital 230 A 8.2 A
Food or beverage store 18 535 A 15.5 B
Non-food retail store 24 220 B 21.2 B
Other** 120 039 A 160.8 A
Pacific Coast Total 38 092 A 64.6 A
Office building (non-medical) 5 056 C 12.5 B
Medical office building 832 C 1.3 B
Elementary or secondary school 2 271 B 7.6 A
Nursing or residential care facility 563 A 0.8 B
Warehouse F F
Hotel or motel F 2.4 B
Hospital 90 A 1.5 B
Food or beverage store 4 095 B 2.6 B
Non-food retail store 6 475 B F
Other** 15 429 B 21.6 B
Other* Total 162 383 A 214.2 A
Office building (non-medical) 33 451 A 41.1 A
Medical office building 5 043 B 4.5 B
Elementary or secondary school 4 970 A 27.0 A
Nursing or residential care facility 2 583 A 4.8 A
Warehouse 12 966 B 16.1 A
Hotel or motel F F
Hospital 311 A 2.9 A
Food or beverage store 12 379 A 7.7 A
Non-food retail store 22 649 B 32.7 B
Other** 64 146 A 68.1 A
Canada Total 482 266 A 765.9 A
Office building (non-medical) 83 583 A 147.5 A
Medical office building 10 525 A 9.6 A
Elementary or secondary school 18 425 A 83.6 A
Nursing or residential care facility 6 482 A 25.0 B
Warehouse 32 879 A 83.0 A
Hotel or motel 9 963 C 19.7 B
Hospital 752 A 15.1 A
Food or beverage store 40 403 A 29.3 A
Non-food retail store 56 750 A 68.9 A
Other** 222 505 A 284.3 A

Footnotes:

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