Table F-1. Building characteristics and energy use by region and size
Region Building size Buildings Floor space Energy use Energy intensity
(number) Q.I. (millions of m2) Q.I. (PJ) Q.I. (GJ/m2) Q.I.
Atlantic Total 48 089 A 70.1 A 72.0 A 1.03 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 25 373 A 5.4 A 7.0 A 1.29 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 9 198 A 6.0 A 6.0 A 1.00 A
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 10 434 A 19.9 A 16.7 A 0.84 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 2 610 B 21.1 A 21.2 A 1.01 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) F F F 1.18 A
Quebec Total 103 684 A 176.4 A 157.4 A 0.89 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 55 750 A 14.0 A 19.5 A 1.39 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 16 688 A 10.7 A 10.0 B 0.94 A
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 25 143 A 52.7 A 43.8 A 0.83 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 4 607 A 40.1 A 34.2 A 0.85 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 1 496 C 59.0 C F 0.85 A
Ontario Total 163 537 A 277.2 A 316.9 A 1.14 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 80 082 A 20.6 A 37.8 B 1.8 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 32 141 B 21.7 B 22.8 B 1.05 B
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 39 054 A 80.4 A 87.1 A 1.08 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 10 103 A 81.2 A 83.6 A 1.03 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 2 157 B 73.3 A 85.7 B 1.17 A
Prairies Total 105 519 A 156.1 A 210.9 A 1.35 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 46 262 A 10.5 A 18.0 A 1.7 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 21 428 A 14.9 A 25.4 A 1.7 A
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 32 206 A 63.8 A 81.5 A 1.3 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 4 875 A 40.8 A 60.8 B 1.5 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 748 B 26.1 B 25.1 C 1.0 B
British Columbia Total 61 438 A 86.2 A 85.1 B 0.99 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 29 072 A 6.7 A F F
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 12 226 B 8.3 B 8.5 C 1.0 B
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 16 727 A 35.8 B F 0.8 C
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 3 124 A 25.2 A 26.3 A 1.0 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 288 B 10.2 B 8.6 B 0.8 A
Canada Total 482 266 A 765.9 A 842.2 A 1.10 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 236 539 A 57.3 A 93.8 A 1.64 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 91 680 A 61.6 A 72.7 A 1.18 A
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 123 565 A 252.4 A 259.3 A 1.03 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 25 319 A 208.3 A 226.1 A 1.09 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 5 162 A 186.4 A 190.4 A 1.02 A

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.