Table 2.1 – Building characteristics and energy use by climate zone and size
Climate zone Building size Buildings Floor space
(number) Q.I. (millions of m2) Q.I.
Atlantic Total 47 911 A 69.8 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 25 313 A 5.4 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 9 198 A 6.0 A
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 10 335 A 19.7 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 2 591 B 20.9 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) F F
Great Lakes Total 233 880 A 417.3 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 116 427 A 29.9 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 42 876 A 28.4 A
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 57 478 A 121.6 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 13 666 A 112.1 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 3 434 B 125.2 B
Pacific Coast Total 38 092 A 64.6 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 17 600 A 3.6 B
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 5 439 C F
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 12 074 B 26.1 B
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18,580 m2) 2 721 B 22.3 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 259 C 9.0 B
Other* Total 162 383 A 214.2 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 77 199 A 18.3 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 34 168 A 23.5 A
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 43 679 A 85.1 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 6 342 A 52.9 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 996 C 34.3 B
Canada Total 482 266 A 765.9 A
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 236 539 A 57.3 A
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 91 680 A 61.6 A
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 123 565 A 252.4 A
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 25 319 A 208.3 A
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 5 162 A 186.4 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.