Table 9 – Characteristics of buildings by main energy source, building size and number of floors for space cooling, 2014
  Buildings Floor space
# QI Share millions of m2 QI Share
Canada total 482,402 A 100.0% 803.1 A 100.0%
No space cooling 180,634 A 37.4% 134.6 A 16.8%
Total space cooling 301,768 A 62.6% 668.5 A 83.2%
By energy source  
Electricity 279,373 A 92.6% 590.1 A 88.3%
Natural gas 23,149 B 7.7% 47.0 B 7.0%
District chilled water 855 C 0.3% 25.0 C 3.7%
Other fuel 1,917 B 0.6% 14.1 C 2.1%
Total 301,768 A 100.0% 668.5 A 100.0%
By building size  
5,000 square feet or less (465 square metres or less) 124,155 A 41.1% 29.6 A 4.4%
5,001 to 10,000 square feet (466 to 929 square metres) 51,796 A 17.2% 33.9 A 5.1%
10,001 to 50,000 square feet (930 to 4,645 square metres) 94,668 A 31.4% 195.2 A 29.2%
50,001 to 200,000 square feet (4,646 to 18,580 square metres) 26,717 A 8.9% 222.9 A 33.3%
Over 200,000 square feet (over 18,580 square metres) 4,433 A 1.5% 187 A 28.0%
Total 301,768 A 100.0% 668.5 A 100.0%
By number of floors  
1 142,387 A 47.2% 154.7 A 23.1%
2 99,080 A 32.8% 193.1 A 28.9%
3 36,955 A 12.2% 87.8 A 13.1%
4 to 9 19,466 A 6.5% 123 A 18.4%
10 or more 3,881 B 1.3% 110.0 A 16.5%
Total 301,768 A 100.0% 668.5 A 100.0%

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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%.