Table 1 – Building characteristics, energy use and energy intensity by primary activity, 2014
Primary activity Buildings Floor space
# QI Share millions of m2 QI Share
Office buildings (non-medical) 97,029 A 20.1% 281.2 A 35.0%
Medical office buildings 15,928 B 3.3% 15.6 A 1.9%
Elementary and/or secondary schools 17,501 A 3.6% 70.8 A 8.8%
Assisted daily/residential care facilities 11,391 A 2.4% 19.9 A 2.5%
Warehouses 62,105 A 12.9% 93.4 A 11.6%
Hotels, motels or lodges 12,714 A 2.6% 17.8 A 2.2%
Hospitals 798 A 0.2% 15.4 A 1.9%
Food and beverage stores 19,386 A 4.0% 22.5 B 2.8%
Non-food retail stores 61,672 A 12.8% 85.9 B 10.7%
Other activity or function* 183,880 A 38.1% 180.5 A 22.5%
Canada 482,402 A 100.0% 803.1 A 100.0%

Footnotes:

*"Other activity or function" includes all other commercial/institutional buildings.

Legend:

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%.