Table 1.3 – Building characteristics and energy use by primary activity of the building
Primary activity Buildings Floor space Energy use Energy intensity
(number) Q.I. (millions of m2) Q.I. (PJ) Q.I. (GJ/m2) Q.I.
Office building (non-medical) 83 583 A 147.5 A 176.6 A 1.20 A
Medical office building 10 525 A 9.6 A 10.5 A 1.09 A
Elementary or secondary school 18 425 A 83.6 A 64.4 A 0.77 A
Nursing or residential care facility 6 482 A 25.0 B 39.1 B 1.56 A
Warehouse 32 879 A 83.0 A 55.0 A 0.66 A
Hotel or motel 9 963 C 19.7 B 26.5 C 1.35 A
Hospital 752 A 15.1 A 36.5 A 2.42 A
Food or beverage store 40 403 A 29.3 A 82.7 A 2.82 A
Non-food retail store 56 750 A 68.9 A 65.2 A 0.95 A
Other* 222 505 A 284.3 A 285.8 A 1.01 A
Canada 482 266 A 765.9 A 842.2 A 1.10 A

Footnotes:

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

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.