Table 5.1 – Characteristics of buildings with energy efficiency features*
Any energy efficiency feature Building characteristics All buildings Buildings with any energy efficiency feature Share
(number) Q.I. (number) Q.I.
Primary activity All primary activities 482 266 A 266 278 A 55.2%
Office building (non-medical) 83 583 A 46 352 A 55.5%
Medical office building 10 525 A 5 048 B 48.0%
Elementary or secondary school 18 425 A 15 040 A 81.6%
Nursing or residential care facility 6 482 A 3 502 A 54.0%
Warehouse 32 879 A 11 512 C 35.0%
Hotel or motel 9 963 C F
Hospital 752 A 623 A 82.9%
Food or beverage store 40 403 A 21 569 A 53.4%
Non-food retail store 56 750 A 21 058 B 37.1%
Other** 222 505 A 87 673 A 39.4%
Building size All building sizes 482 266 A 266 278 A 55.2%
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 236 539 A 85 699 A 36.2%
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 91 680 A 39 421 A 43.0%
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 123 565 A 67 390 A 54.5%
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 25 319 A 19 061 A 75.3%
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 5 162 A 4 417 A 85.6%
Year of construction All years of construction 482 266 A 266 278 A 55.2%
Before 1920 46 951 A 18 216 B 38.8%
1920 to 1959 83 521 A 36 253 A 43.4%
1960 to 1969 67 758 A 34 808 A 51.4%
1970 to 1979 75 107 A 30 401 A 40.5%
1980 to 1989 91 404 A 38 522 A 42.1%
1990 to 1999 58 106 A 25 170 A 43.3%
2000 or later 59 418 A 32 616 A 54.9%
2000 to 2004 29 316 A 15 377 B 52.5%
2005 or later 30 102 A 17 239 B 57.3%
Hours of operation All operating hours 482 266 A 266 278 A 55.2%
36 or less 48 333 A 17 861 B 37.0%
37 to 48 132 389 A 56 297 A 42.5%
49 to 72 149 721 A 63 379 A 42.3%
73 to 96 47 380 A 26 932 A 56.8%
97 to 120 38 492 A 21 929 A 57.0%
121 to 168 65 951 A 29 590 A 44.9%

Footnotes:

* Energy conservation awareness program, energy management control systems for heating, ventilating and cooling and/or lighting.
** 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.