Table 19 – Building characteristics, energy use and energy intensity by primary activity and number of floors, 2014
Primary activity Number of floors 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
1 21,495 B 20.8 B 26.2 B 1.26
2 38,193 A 50.2 A 51.1 A 1.02
3 22,710 B 41.8 B 47.8 B 1.14
4 to 9 11,760 A 70.2 B 83.2 B 1.18
10 or more 2,871 A 98.1 A 109.3 A 1.11
Medical office buildings Total 15,928 B 15.6 A 20.1 A 1.28
1 9,785 C 4.5 B 5.1 B 1.12
2 2,338 B 2.1 C 2.5 C 1.15
3 2,391 C 2.4 B 3.6 C 1.49
4 to 9 1,367 C 5.1 B 6.5 B 1.26
10 or more 46 C 1.4 F 2.5 F 1.74
Elementary and/or secondary schools Total 17,501 A 70.8 A 62.2 A 0.88
1 7,542 A 17.8 A 17.2 A 0.97
2 7,078 A 31.1 A 25.3 A 0.81
3 2,256 B 16.7 B 15.3 B 0.91
4 to 9 624 B 5.3 C 4.5 C 0.85
Assisted daily/residential care facilities Total 11,391 A 19.9 A 25.8 A 1.3
1 2,638 B 1.6 B 2.9 B 1.82
2 4,240 A 4.9 A 6.1 A 1.24
3 3,104 B 6.5 B 7.3 B 1.13
4 to 9 1,406 B 6.8 A 9.4 A 1.39
10 or more 3 F 0.1 F 0.1 F 0.88
Warehouses Total 62,105 A 93.4 A 76.1 A 0.82
1 45,887 A 49.2 A 40.9 A 0.83
2 15,477 A 38.1 A 31.2 A 0.82
3 432 C 2.1 C 1.7 C 0.78
4 to 9 298 F 3.3 F 1.9 F 0.60
10 or more 11 F 0.7 F 0.5 F 0.66
Hotels, motels or lodges Total 12,714 A 17.8 A 22.1 A 1.24
1 5,640 B 1.7 B 1.9 B 1.10
2 4,138 A 3.6 A 4.9 B 1.37
3 1,896 B 4.7 B 4.5 A 0.95
4 to 9 902 B 4.4 A 5.9 A 1.35
10 or more 138 A 3.5 B 5.0 B 1.43
Hospitals Total 798 A 15.4 A 37.7 A 2.45
1 235 F 0.6 B 1.3 B 2.17
2 150 B 1.2 B 3.1 B 2.60
3 154 B 2.5 F 6.2 C 2.52
4 to 9 199 A 6.9 A 16.1 A 2.31
10 or more 60 A 4.2 B 10.9 B 2.62
Food and beverage stores Total 19,386 A 22.5 B 42.1 A 1.87
1 12,975 A 14.5 C 25.7 A 1.76
2 4,437 B 5.1 A 12.7 A 2.49
3 1,835 F 0.7 C 1.3 C 1.85
4 to 9 91 C 0.8 F 1.8 F 2.14
10 or more 48 F 1.3 F 0.6 F 0.48
Non-food retail stores Total 61,672 A 85.9 B 95.9 A 1.12
1 38,722 A 30.3 A 41.5 A 1.37
2 14,935 B 43.1 F 39.7 F 0.92
3 7,101 F 5.7 C 5.6 C 0.97
4 to 9 140 F 3.9 C 5.7 F 1.46
10 or more 773 F 2.9 C 3.5 F 1.21
Other activity or function* Total 183,880 A 180.5 A 215.6 A 1.19
1 121,995 A 76.0 A 97.3 A 1.28
2 44,514 A 54.2 A 65.9 A 1.21
3 10,988 A 18.8 A 20.6 A 1.09
4 to 9 6,179 B 26.6 B 27.0 A 1.02
10 or more 205 F 4.9 C 4.7 C 0.97
Canada Total 482,402 A 803.1 A 915.2 A 1.14
1 266,914 A 217.0 A 260.0 A 1.20
2 135,501 A 233.6 A 242.4 A 1.04
3 52,866 A 102.0 A 113.8 A 1.12
4 to 9 22,966 A 133.3 A 162.0 A 1.22
10 or more 4,155 B 117.1 A 137.1 A 1.17

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%.