Table 1.15 – Building characteristics and energy use by primary activity and size
Primary activity Building size Energy use Energy intensity
(PJ) Q.I. (GJ/m2) Q.I.
Office building (non-medical) Total 176.6 A 1.20 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 13.5 B 1.08 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 7.7 B 0.93 A
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 39.4 A 1.15 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 53.9 B 1.36 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 62.1 C 1.17 A
Medical office building Total 10.5 A 1.09 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 0.9 B 0.98 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) F 0.93 B
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 3.3 B 1.00 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 3.4 B 1.16 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) F 1.83 A
Elementary or secondary school Total 64.4 A 0.77 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) F 1.43 C
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) F F
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 22.4 A 0.75 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 29.4 A 0.89 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 10.3 C 0.53 A
Nursing or residential care facility Total 39.1 B 1.56 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 1.1 C 1.40 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 0.2 C 0.87 A
10 001 to 50,000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 9.0 C 2.08 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 17.5 B 1.54 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) F 1.37 A
Warehouse Total 55.0 A 0.66 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) - F 1.16 C
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 2.4 C 0.79 B
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 15.9 B 0.72 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 12.3 B 0.57 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 20.5 C 0.63 B
Hotel or motel Total 26.5 C 1.35 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) F F
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) F F
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 6.4 B 1.14 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 8.8 B 1.39 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) F 1.42 C
Hospital Total 36.5 A 2.42 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) X X X X
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) X X X X
10 001 to 50,000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 1.3 B 2.60 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 8.4 B 2.37 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 26.8 A 2.43 A
Food or beverage store Total 82.7 A 2.82 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 26.0 B 4.46 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 16.7 C 2.89 A
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 25.4 B 2.20 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) X X X X
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) X X X X
Non-food retail store Total 65.2 A 0.95 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 9.0 C 1.70 B
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 8.6 C 0.90 B
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 31.5 C 0.95 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 8.7 B 0.70 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 7.4 C 0.87 A
Other* Total 285.8 A 1.01 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 38.4 A 1.39 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 31.6 A 1.01 A
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 104.8 A 0.97 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 68.9 A 0.97 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 42.0 C 0.91 A
All building types Total 842.2 A 1.10 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 93.8 A 1.64 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 72.7 A 1.18 A
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 259.3 A 1.03 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 226.1 A 1.09 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 190.4 A 1.02 A

Footnotes:

* 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.
x
Denotes undisclosed value for confidentiality reasons.