Table 4.1 – Characteristics of buildings using electricity
Electricity use Building characteristics All buildings Buildings that use electricity Share
(number) Q.I. (number) Q.I.
Climate zone All climate zones 482 266 A 471 117 A 97.7%
Atlantic 47 911 A 46 404 A 96.9%
Great Lakes 233 880 A 229 605 A 98.2%
Pacific Coast 38 092 A 37 229 A 97.7%
Other* 162 383 A 157 879 A 97.2%
Primary activity All primary activities 482 266 A 471 117 A 97.7%
Office building (non-medical) 83 583 A 83 259 A 99.6%
Medical office building 10 525 A 10 524 A 100.0%
Elementary or secondary school 18 425 A 18 331 A 99.5%
Nursing or residential care facility 6 482 A 6 253 A 96.5%
Warehouse 32 879 A 30 494 A 92.7%
Hotel or motel 9 963 C 9 817 B 98.5%
Hospital 752 A 752 A 100.0%
Food or beverage store 40 403 A 40 403 A 100.0%
Non-food retail store 56 750 A 55 477 A 97.8%
Other** 222 505 A 215 807 A 97.0%
Building size All building sizes 482 266 A 471 117 A 97.7%
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 236 539 A 230 128 A 97.3%
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 91 680 A 88 788 A 96.8%
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 123 565 A 122 065 A 98.8%
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 25 319 A 25 002 A 98.7%
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 5 162 A 5 134 A 99.5%
Year of construction All years of construction 482 266 A 471 117 A 97.7%
Before 1920 46 951 A 45 654 A 97.2%
1920 to 1959 83 521 A 82 099 A 98.3%
1960 to 1969 67 758 A 64 616 A 95.4%
1970 to 1979 75 107 A 74 292 A 98.9%
1980 to 1989 91 404 A 89 927 A 98.4%
1990 to 1999 58 106 A 57 942 A 99.7%
2000 or later 59 418 A 56 589 A 95.2%
2000 to 2004 29 316 A 26 685 A 91.0%
2005 or later 30 102 A 29 904 A 99.3%
Hours of operation All operating hours 482 266 A 471 117 A 97.7%
36 or less 48 333 A 47 030 A 97.3%
37 to 48 132 389 A 127 923 A 96.6%
49 to 72 149 721 A 148 065 A 98.9%
73 to 96 47 380 A 46 091 A 97.3%
97 to 120 38 492 A 38 345 A 99.6%
121 to 168 65 951 A 63 664 A 96.5%

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.