Table 18 – Building characteristics, energy use and energy intensity by primary activity and year of construction, 2014
Primary activity Year of construction Buildings Floor space Energy use Energy intensity
# QI millions of m2 QI PJ QI GJ/m2
Office buildings (non-medical) Total 97,029 A 281.2 A 317.6 A 1.13
Before 1920 5,176 B 19.1 C 24.2 F 1.27
1920 to 1959 18,584 B 35.2 B 46.1 C 1.31
1960 to 1969 8,207 B 36.3 B 39.4 B 1.09
1970 to 1979 26,389 B 49.3 A 61.2 A 1.24
1980 to 1989 13,205 B 59.1 B 57.6 B 0.97
1990 to 1999 12,805 C 41.8 B 47.1 B 1.13
2000 to 2009 9,706 C 22.2 B 25.4 B 1.15
2010 or later 2,957 C 18.2 F 16.6 F 0.91
Medical office buildings Total 15,928 B 15.6 A 20.1 A 1.28
Before 1920 396 F 0.1 F 0.1 F 1.03
1920 to 1959 1,516 C 1.3 B 1.8 B 1.36
1960 to 1969 1,530 C 2.2 F 3.9 F 1.75
1970 to 1979 2,466 C 2.4 B 3.4 C 1.42
1980 to 1989 3,997 C 5.1 B 5.1 B 1.00
1990 to 1999 2,691 F 2.1 F 3.1 F 1.49
2000 to 2009 3,141 F 1.9 B 2.0 B 1.07
2010 or later 191 F 0.5 F 0.6 F 1.28
Elementary and/or secondary schools Total 17,501 A 70.8 A 62.2 A 0.88
Before 1920 549 C 2.3 C 1.8 C 0.79
1920 to 1959 4,181 A 17.0 A 14.1 A 0.83
1960 to 1969 4,248 A 20.6 B 20.4 B 0.99
1970 to 1979 2,606 A 10.8 B 8.3 B 0.77
1980 to 1989 1,740 C 6.6 F 5.9 F 0.89
1990 to 1999 1,969 C 7.6 C 6.6 C 0.86
2000 to 2009 1,923 C 4.9 B 4.0 C 0.82
2010 or later 284 F 1.0 F 1.1 F 1.08
Assisted daily/residential care facilities Total 11,391 A 19.9 A 25.8 A 1.30
Before 1920 963 C 1.2 C 1.6 C 1.33
1920 to 1959 2,147 B 2.7 B 3.4 C 1.28
1960 to 1969 1,127 B 3.6 B 4.8 B 1.35
1970 to 1979 1,558 B 2.4 B 3.6 B 1.49
1980 to 1989 1,323 B 1.9 B 2.7 B 1.44
1990 to 1999 1,838 B 1.6 B 1.9 B 1.21
2000 to 2009 1,796 B 5.3 A 6.8 A 1.29
2010 or later 639 C 1.2 F 0.9 F 0.74
Warehouses Total 62,105 A 93.4 A 76.1 A 0.82
Before 1920 491 F 2.3 F 1.0 F 0.45
1920 to 1959 7,117 B 9.4 B 7.8 B 0.83
1960 to 1969 4,034 F 3.3 C 2.5 B 0.76
1970 to 1979 14,696 B 19.3 A 17.4 A 0.90
1980 to 1989 10,006 B 20.6 B 17.5 B 0.85
1990 to 1999 13,565 B 14.0 B 12.9 B 0.92
2000 to 2009 11,117 B 23.2 B 16.1 A 0.69
2010 or later 1,080 F 1.2 C 0.9 C 0.77
Hotels, motels or lodges Total 12,714 A 17.8 A 22.1 A 1.24
Before 1920 471 F 0.8 C 1.4 C 1.71
1920 to 1959 2,859 B 2.6 B 2.8 B 1.08
1960 to 1969 1,122 B 1.7 B 2.6 B 1.49
1970 to 1979 2,779 B 3.2 A 5.1 A 1.61
1980 to 1989 1,806 C 2.9 B 4.1 B 1.44
1990 to 1999 1,811 C 3.0 B 2.3 B 0.76
2000 to 2009 1,494 B 2.9 B 3.0 B 1.05
2010 or later 371 F 0.7 F 0.7 F 1.01
Hospitals Total 798 A 15.4 A 37.7 A 2.45
Before 1920 23 C 1.1 C 2.2 C 1.99
1920 to 1959 162 A 4.4 A 11.8 A 2.68
1960 to 1969 148 A 2.4 B 5.7 A 2.41
1970 to 1979 124 B 1.6 B 4.6 B 2.98
1980 to 1989 102 A 2.0 B 4.2 B 2.08
1990 to 1999 58 F 1.9 F 4.2 F 2.24
2000 to 2009 158 F 1.1 F 2.5 C 2.36
2010 or later 23 F 1.0 F 2.5 F 2.40
Food and beverage stores Total 19,386 A 22.5 B 42.1 A 1.87
Before 1920 1,354 F 0.4 F 0.5 F 1.14
1920 to 1959 4,330 B 3.0 F 4.1 B 1.37
1960 to 1969 1,586 F 0.8 B 2.7 C 3.18
1970 to 1979 2,503 C 1.5 B 4.3 B 2.89
1980 to 1989 1,624 B 2.2 C 3.6 C 1.59
1990 to 1999 3,173 B 3.7 A 9.7 A 2.64
2000 to 2009 3,550 B 5.1 B 11.4 A 2.24
2010 or later 1,267 F 5.8 F 5.8 F 1.01
Non-food retail stores Total 61,672 A 85.9 B 95.9 A 1.12
Before 1920 2,554 F 1.0 F 1.8 F 1.74
1920 to 1959 11,239 C 7.8 B 9.0 B 1.16
1960 to 1969 7,180 F 12.5 C 16.6 C 1.33
1970 to 1979 15,516 C 36.5 F 32.6 F 0.89
1980 to 1989 8,443 C 9.5 C 11.7 C 1.23
1990 to 1999 6,344 C 10.1 B 13.9 C 1.38
2000 to 2009 4,251 B 6.2 B 8.3 C 1.34
2010 or later 6,143 F 2.5 F 2.1 F 0.84
Other activity or function* Total 183,880 A 180.5 A 215.6 A 1.19
Before 1920 15,131 C 10.4 B 10.8 B 1.04
1920 to 1959 34,625 A 26.1 A 35.0 A 1.34
1960 to 1969 21,821 B 27.9 B 29.2 B 1.05
1970 to 1979 27,225 A 25.7 A 41.1 A 1.60
1980 to 1989 26,850 B 29.6 B 27.0 A 0.91
1990 to 1999 24,722 B 32.2 B 34.1 A 1.06
2000 to 2009 26,976 B 22.0 A 31.1 B 1.42
2010 or later 6,530 C 6.6 B 7.3 B 1.10
Canada Total 482,402 A 803.1 A 915.2 A 1.14
Before 1920 27,108 B 38.9 B 45.5 B 1.17
1920 to 1959 86,760 A 109.6 A 136 A 1.24
1960 to 1969 51,004 A 111.3 A 127.6 A 1.15
1970 to 1979 95,861 A 152.7 A 181.7 A 1.19
1980 to 1989 69,096 A 139.5 A 139.4 A 1.00
1990 to 1999 68,978 A 117.8 A 135.8 A 1.15
2000 to 2009 64,112 A 94.7 A 110.8 A 1.17
2010 or later 19,483 B 38.7 C 38.5 B 0.99

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%.