Table 1.19 – Building characteristics by primary activity and type of renovation
Primary activity Type of renovation Buildings Share of total buildings
(number) Q.I.
Office building (non-medical) Total 83 583 A  
No renovation 47 762 A 57.1%
Any type of renovation 35 820 A 42.9%
Space heating 16 160 B 19.3%
Space cooling 14 201 B 17.0%
Lighting 23 129 B 27.7%
Windows / insulation 17 308 B 20.7%
Additions / reductions F
Other** 18 256 B 21.8%
Medical office building Total 10 525 A  
No renovation 4 753 A 45.2%
Any type of renovation 5 772 B 54.8%
Space heating 1 637 C 15.6%
Space cooling F
Lighting F
Windows / insulation F
Additions / reductions F
Other** F
Elementary or secondary school Total 18 425 A  
No renovation 5 903 A 32.0%
Any type of renovation 12 522 A 68.0%
Space heating 6 966 A 37.8%
Space cooling 1 882 B 10.2%
Lighting 7 043 A 38.2%
Windows / insulation 4 197 A 22.8%
Additions / reductions 1 301 C 7.1%
Other** 4 547 B 24.7%
Nursing or residential care facility Total 6 482 A  
No renovation 3 024 A 46.7%
Any type of renovation 3 457 A 53.3%
Space heating 814 B 12.6%
Space cooling 788 C 12.2%
Lighting 1 259 B 19.4%
Windows / insulation 1 539 B 23.7%
Additions / reductions F
Other** 979 B 15.1%
Warehouse Total 32 879 A  
No renovation 23 052 A 70.1%
Any type of renovation 9 828 B 29.9%
Space heating 4 948 C 15.1%
Space cooling F
Lighting 3 999 B 12.2%
Windows / insulation 2 773 B 8.4%
Additions / reductions F
Other** 2 980 C 9.1%
Hotel or motel Total 9 963 C  
No renovation - F
Any type of renovation 6 287 B 63.1%
Space heating F
Space cooling 2 744 B 27.5%
Lighting 5 010 B 50.3%
Windows / insulation 3 192 C 32.0%
Additions / reductions F
Other** 2 697 B 27.1%
Hospital Total 752 A  
No renovation 234 A 31.1%
Any type of renovation 518 A 68.9%
Space heating 274 A 36.5%
Space cooling 279 A 37.2%
Lighting 329 A 43.8%
Windows / insulation 145 A 19.3%
Additions / reductions 88 A 11.8%
Other** 164 A 21.8%
Food or beverage store Total 40 403 A  
No renovation 26 051 A 64.5%
Any type of renovation 14 352 A 35.5%
Space heating 3 391 B 8.4%
Space cooling 3 213 C 8.0%
Lighting 8 746 B 21.6%
Windows / insulation 3 010 B 7.5%
Additions / reductions F
Other** 3 587 B 8.9%
Non-food retail store Total 56 750 A  
No renovation 36 985 A 65.2%
Any type of renovation 19 764 B 34.8%
Space heating 10 747 C 18.9%
Space cooling 6 896 C 12.2%
Lighting 12 850 B 22.6%
Windows / insulation 9 656 C 17.0%
Additions / reductions F
Other** 7 142 C 12.6%
Other* Total 222 505 A  
No renovation 110 916 A 49.8%
Any type of renovation 111 590 A 50.2%
Space heating 36 850 A 16.6%
Space cooling 27 413 A 12.3%
Lighting 60 699 A 27.3%
Windows / insulation 39 426 A 17.7%
Additions / reductions 11 317 C 5.1%
Other** 39 260 A 17.6%
All building types Total 482 266 A  
No renovation 262 355 A 54.4%
Any type of renovation 219 910 A 45.6%
Space heating 84 385 A 17.5%
Space cooling 61 219 A 12.7%
Lighting 125 518 A 26.0%
Windows / insulation 82 900 A 17.2%
Additions / reductions 22 226 A 4.6%
Other** 81 576 A 16.9%

Footnotes:

* Other includes all other commercial buildings. See Appendix C for more details.
** Other includes all other renovations 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.