Table 2.1 – Building characteristics and energy use by climate zone and size
Climate zone Building size Energy use Energy intensity
(PJ) Q.I. (GJ/m2) Q.I.
Atlantic Total 71.6 A 1.03 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 7.0 A 1.29 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 6.0 A 1.00 A
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 16.6 A 0.84 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 21.0 A 1.00 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) F 1.18 A
Great Lakes Total 437.2 A 1.05 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 49.4 A 1.65 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 28.5 B 1.00 A
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 120.4 A 0.99 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 108.4 A 0.97 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 130.5 B 1.04 A
Pacific Coast Total 64.0 B 0.99 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 7.0 B 1.93 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 3.8 C 1.04 B
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) F 0.88 C
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18,580 m2) 23.1 A 1.03 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 7.3 B 0.81 A
Other* Total 269.4 A 1.26 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 30.4 B 1.66 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 34.4 A 1.46 A
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 99.5 A 1.17 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 73.6 A 1.39 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 31.6 C 0.92 A
Canada 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 Canadian climate zones not listed.

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.