Energy and Water Reporting – Building Types

Properties that are classified under the following Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) property codes are subject to the reporting requirements under Ontario Regulation 20/17: Ontario’s Reporting of Energy Consumption and Water Use established under the Green Energy Act, 2009.

Owners must report according to the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Property Type listed for their building’s respective MPAC code.

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Building Type Municipal Property Assessment Corporation Property Code and Description
300 Series – Residential
Multi-Unit Residential 302 – More than one structure used for residential purposes with at least one of the structures occupied permanently
303 – Residence with a commercial unit
304 – Residence with a commercial/industrial use building
307 – Community lifestyle (not a mobile home park) – Typically, a gated community.  The site is typically under single ownership. Typically, people own the structure. 
309 – Freehold Townhouse/Row house – more than two units in a row with separate ownership
340 – Multi-residential, with 7 or more self-contained units (excludes row-housing)
341 – Multi-residential, with 7 or more self-contained residential units, with small commercial unit(s)
352 – Row housing, with seven or more units under single ownership
360 – Rooming or boarding house – rental by room/bedroom , tenant(s) share a kitchen, bathroom and living quarters.
361 – Bachelorette, typically a converted house with 7 or more self-contained units
363 – House-keeping cottages – no American Plan – typically a mini resort where you rent a cabin.  No package plan available.  All activities, meals, etc. are extra.
364 – House-keeping cottages – less than 50% American plan – typically a mini resort where you rent a cabin and package plans are available. Activities, meals, etc. maybe included.
365 – Group Home as defined in Clause 240(1) of the Municipal Act, 2001 – a residence licensed or funded under a federal or provincial statute for the accommodation of three to ten persons, exclusive of staff, living under supervision in a single housekeeping unit and who, by reason of their emotional, mental, social or physical condition or legal status, require a group living arrangement for their well being.
366 – Student housing (off campus) – residential property licensed for rental by students.
368 – Residential Dockominium – owners receive a deed and title to the boat slip. Ownership is in fee simple title and includes submerged land and air rights associated with the slip. Similar to condominium properties, all common elements are detailed in the declaration.
370 – Residential Condominium Unit
371 – Life Lease – No Redemption. Property where occupants have either no or limited redemption amounts. Typically Zero Balance or Declining Balance Life Lease Types.
372 – Life Lease – Return on Invest. Property where occupants can receive either a guaranteed return or a market value based return on the investment. Typically, represented by Fixed Value, Indexed-Based, or Market Value Life Lease Types.
373 – Cooperative housing – equity – Equity Co-op corporations are owned by shareholders. The owners of shares do not receive title to a unit in the building, but acquire the exclusive use of a unit and are able to participate in the building’s management.
374 – Cooperative housing – non-equity – Non-equity Co-op corporations are not owned by individual shareholders, the shares are often owned by groups such as unions or non-profit organizations which provide housing to the people they serve.  The members who occupy the co-operative building do not hold equity in the corporation.  Members are charged housing costs as a result of occupying a unit.
375 – Co-ownership – percentage interest/share in the co-operative housing.
378 – Residential Leasehold Condominium Corporation – single ownership of the development where the units are leased.
379 – Residential phased condominium corporation – condominium project is registered in phases.
380 – Residential common elements condominium corporation – consists only of the common elements not units.
381 – Mobile home – one or more mobile home on a parcel of land, which is not a mobile home park operation.
382 – Mobile home park  – more than one mobile home on a parcel of land, which is a mobile park operation.
383 – Bed and breakfast establishment
385 – Time-share, fee simple
386 – Time share, right-to-use
391 – Seasonal/recreational dwelling – first tier on water
392 – Seasonal/recreational dwelling – second tier to water
395 – Seasonal/recreational dwelling – not located on water
400 Series – Commercial
Medical Office 401 – Small Medical/dental building (generally single tenant or owner occupied under 7,500 s.f.)
403 – Large medical/dental building (generally multi – tenanted, over 7,500 s.f.)
Retail Store 406 – Retail use converted from house
407 – Retail lumber yard
408 – Freestanding Beer Store or LCBO
409 – Retail – one storey, generally over 10,000 s.f.
410 – Retail – one storey, generally under 10,000 s.f.
435 – Large retail building centre, generally greater than 30,000 s.f
436 – Freestanding large retail store, national chain – generally greater than 30,000 s.f.
438 – Neighbourhood shopping centre with offices above
472 – Retail or office with residential unit(s) above or behind – greater than 10,000 s.f. GBA, street or onsite parking, with 7 or more apartments, older downtown core
473 – Retail with more than one non-retail use
477 – Retail with office(s) – less than 10,000 s.f., GBA with offices above
478 – Retail with office(s) – greater than 10,000 s.f., GBA with offices above
Restaurant 411 – Restaurant – conventional
412 – Restaurant – fast food
413 – Restaurant – conventional, national chain
414 – Restaurant – fast food, national chain
Movie Theater 415 – Cinema/movie house/drive-in
417 – Entertainment complex – with a large cinema as anchor tenant
Other – Entertainment/Public 416 – Concert hall/live theatre
486 – Campground
489 – Driving range/golf centre – stand alone, not part of a regulation golf course
490 – Golf course
492 – Marina – located on waterfront – defined as a commercial facility for the maintenance, storage, service and/or sale of watercraft
493 – Marina – not located on waterfront – defined as a commercial facility for the maintenance, storage, service and/or sale of watercraft Office
Office 400 – Small Office building (generally single tenant or owner occupied under 7,500 s.f.)
402 – Large office building (generally multi – tenanted, over 7,500 s.f.)
405 – Office use converted from house
470 – Multi-type complex – defined as a large multi-use complex consisting of retail/office and other uses (multi res/condominium/hotel)
475 – Commercial condominium
476 – Commercial condominium (live/work)
496 – Communication buildings
Bank Branch 432 – Banks and similar financial institutions, including credit unions – typically single tenanted, generally less than 7,500 s.f.
433 – Banks and similar financial institutions, including credit unions – typically multi tenanted, generally greater than 7,500 s.f.
Hotel 441 – Tavern/public house/small hotel
444 – Full service hotel
445 – Limited service hotel
446 – Apartment hotel
447 – Condominium Hotel Unit
450 – Motel
451 – Seasonal motel
460 – Resort hotel
461 – Resort lodge
462 – Country inns & small Inns
463 – Fishing/hunting lodges/resorts
465 – Child and community oriented camp/resort
491 – Ski resort
Supermarket/Grocery 425 – Neighbourhood shopping centre – with more than two stores attached, under one ownership, with anchor – generally less than 150,000 s.f.
426 – Small box shopping centre less than 100,000 s.f. minimum 3 box stores with one anchor (large grocery or discount store)
427 – Big box shopping/power centre greater than 100,000s.f. with 2 or more main anchors such as discount or grocery stores with a collection of box or strip stores and in a commercial concentration concept
428 – Regional shopping centre
429 – Community shopping centre
430 – Neighbourhood shopping centre – with more than 2 stores attached, under one ownership, without anchor – generally less than 150,000 s.f.
434 – Freestanding supermarket
422 – Auto dealership
423 – Auto dealership – independent dealer or used vehicles
Repair Services (Vehicle, Shoe, Locksmith, etc.) 419 – Automotive service center, highway – 400 series highways
420 – Automotive fuel station with or without service facilities
421 – Specialty automotive shop/auto repair/ collision service/car or truck was
500 Series – Industrial
Non-Refrigerated Warehouse 530 – Warehousing
Refrigerated Warehouse 531 – Mini-warehousing
Distribution Center 545 – Major distribution centre
553 – Bulk oil/fuel distribution terminal
Transportation Terminal/Station 544 – Truck terminal
Other 520 – Standard industrial properties not specifically identified by other industrial Property Codes
535 – Research and development facilities
540 – Other industrial (all other types not specifically defined)
575 – Industrial condominium
580 – Industrial mall
600 Series – Institutional
College/University 601 – Post secondary education – university, community college, etc
K-12 School 605 – School (elementary or secondary, including private)
Other Education 602 – Multiple occupancy educational institutional residence located on or off campus
608 – Day Care
610 – Other educational institution (e.g. schools for the blind, deaf, special education, training)
Residence Hall/ Dormitory 611 – Other institutional residence
Hospital (General Medical & Surgical) 621 – Hospital, private or public
Other – Specialty Hospital 627 – Other health care facility
Senior Care Community 623 – Continuum of care seniors facility
624 – Retirement/nursing home
625 – Nursing home
626 – Old age/retirement home
700 Series – Special
Worship Facility – 700 – Place of worship – with a clergy residence
701 – Place of worship – without a clergy residence
Fitness Center/Health Club/Gym 710 – Recreational sport club – non-commercial (excludes golf clubs and ski resorts)
720 – Commercial sport complex
721 – Non-commercial sports complex
722 – Professional sports complex
Convention Center 733 – Convention, conference, congress centre
Social/Meeting Hall 734 – Banquet hall
Lifestyle Center 735 – Assembly hall, community hall
Bowling Alley 711 – Bowling alley
Casino 713 – Casino
Race Track 715 – Racetrack – auto
716 – Racetrack – horse, with slot facility
717 – Racetrack – horse, without slot facility
Museum 730 – Museum and/or art gallery
Library 731 – Library and/or literary institutions
Other – Recreation 725 – Amusement park
726 – Amusement park – large/regional
718 – Exhibition grounds/fair grounds
736 – Clubs – private, fraternal
Other 702 – Cemetery
703 – Cemetery with non-internment services
704 – Crematorium
705 – Funeral Home
740 – Airport leasehold
741 – Airport Authority
744 – Private airport/hangar
745 – Recreational airport
748 – Transit garage
750 – Scientific, pharmaceutical, medical research facility (structures predominantly other than office)