Table 1.16 – Building characteristics and energy use by primary activity and year of construction
Primary Activity Year of construction Energy use Energy intensity
(PJ) Q.I. (GJ/m2) Q.I.
Office building (non-medical) Total 176.6 A 1.20 A
Before 1920 11.7 B 1.08 A
1920 to 1959 15.4 B 1.03 A
1960 to 1969 14.3 C 1.60 A
1970 to 1979 61.2 C 1.08 A
1980 to 1989 36.1 A 1.25 A
1990 to 1999 F 1.22 B
2000 or later F F
2000 to 2004 F F
2005 or later F 0.85 B
Medical office building Total 10.5 A 1.09 A
Before 1920 X X X X
1920 to 1959 X X X X
1960 to 1969 F 1.21 A
1970 to 1979 1.7 C 0.89 A
1980 to 1989 2.0 C 1.13 A
1990 to 1999 F 1.17 A
2000 or later 0.7 C 0.82 A
2000 to 2004 F 0.87 B
2005 or later F 0.77 B
Elementary or secondary school Total 64.4 A 0.77 A
Before 1920 F 0.95 A
1920 to 1959 9.1 B 0.82 A
1960 to 1969 19.6 A 0.73 A
1970 to 1979 12.6 B 0.79 B
1980 to 1989 3.6 C 0.71 A
1990 to 1999 8.4 B 0.75 A
2000 or later 6.5 B 0.78 A
2000 to 2004 3.2 C 0.67 A
2005 or later F 0.94 A
Nursing or residential care facility Total 39.1 B 1.56 A
Before 1920 1.9 C 0.74 B
1920 to 1959 2.1 C 1.47 A
1960 to 1969 F 1.91 B
1970 to 1979 5.4 B 1.70 A
1980 to 1989 2.5 B 1.27 A
1990 to 1999 F 1.49 A
2000 or later 7.4 C 2.05 A
2000 to 2004 F 2.23 A
2005 or later F 1.68 A
Warehouse Total 55.0 A 0.66 A
Before 1920 X X X X
1920 to 1959 X X X X
1960 to 1969 5.8 C 0.54 B
1970 to 1979 9.4 B 0.64 B
1980 to 1989 9.5 C 1.09 A
1990 to 1999 12.4 C 1.00 B
2000 or later 12.9 C 0.48 A
2000 to 2004 5.0 C 0.45 B
2005 or later F 0.50 B
Hotel or motel Total 26.5 C 1.35 A
Before 1920 F F
1920 to 1959 F 1.47 A
1960 to 1969 1.8 B 1.05 A
1970 to 1979 6.3 B 1.50 A
1980 to 1989 F 1.12 C
1990 to 1999 F 1.33 C
2000 or later F 1.21 B
2000 to 2004 F F
2005 or later F 1.08 A
Hospital Total 36.5 A 2.42 A
Before 1920 1.4 B 1.30 B
1920 to 1959 4.8 A 2.04 A
1960 to 1969 7.3 B 2.17 A
1970 to 1979 12.5 C 3.14 A
1980 to 1989 3.4 B 2.29 A
1990 to 1999 2.4 C 2.88 A
2000 or later 4.7 B 2.38 A
2000 to 2004 F 2.51 A
2005 or later 3.1 C 2.31 A
Food or beverage store Total 82.7 A 2.82 A
Before 1920 F 0.70 B
1920 to 1959 F 2.42 B
1960 to 1969 7.3 C 2.04 B
1970 to 1979 10.1 C 2.95 B
1980 to 1989 13.8 C 2.43 B
1990 to 1999 13.5 B 3.20 A
2000 or later 25.4 C 3.63 A
2000 to 2004 F 2.97 A
2005 or later F 5.18 A
Non-food retail store Total 65.2 A 0.95 A
Before 1920 F 0.52 A
1920 to 1959 6.4 C 0.94 A
1960 to 1969 5.8 C 1.47 B
1970 to 1979 12.7 C 0.98 B
1980 to 1989 7.6 C 0.81 A
1990 to 1999 9.4 C 0.84 B
2000 or later F 1.18 B
2000 to 2004 F 1.48 A
2005 or later F 1.01 C
Other* Total 285.8 A 1.01 A
Before 1920 23.6 B 0.96 A
1920 to 1959 39.2 C 1.08 B
1960 to 1969 49.5 B 0.81 A
1970 to 1979 51.2 A 1.22 A
1980 to 1989 49.6 B 0.99 A
1990 to 1999 34.4 C 0.97 A
2000 or later 38.3 A 1.09 A
2000 to 2004 20.1 B 1.09 A
2005 or later 18.2 B 1.09 A
All building types Total 842.2 A 1.10 A
Before 1920 50.5 A 0.93 A
1920 to 1959 98.9 A 1.09 A
1960 to 1969 120.6 A 0.96 A
1970 to 1979 183.1 A 1.15 A
1980 to 1989 131.9 A 1.14 A
1990 to 1999 120.1 A 1.14 A
2000 or later 137.1 A 1.20 A
2000 to 2004 74.0 B 1.34 A
2005 or later 63.1 A 1.06 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.