Table 4.8 – Characteristics of buildings that primarily use distillates* for space heating
Distillates use Building characteristics All buildings Buildings that heat with distillates Share
(number) Q.I. (number) Q.I.
Climate zone All climate zones 482 266 A 49 903 A 10.3%
Atlantic 47 911 A 19 090 A 39.8%
Great Lakes 233 880 A 24 881 B 10.6%
Pacific Coast 38 092 A F
Other** 162 383 A 4 801 B 3.0%
Primary activity All primary activities 482 266 A 49 903 A 10.3%
Office building (non-medical) 83 583 A 4 253 B 5.1%
Medical office building 10 525 A F
Elementary or secondary school 18 425 A 2 188 A 11.9%
Nursing or residential care facility 6 482 A 512 C 7.9%
Warehouse 32 879 A F
Hotel or motel 9 963 C 155 C 1.6%
Hospital 752 A 118 B 15.8%
Food or beverage store 40 403 A F
Non-food retail store 56 750 A F
Other*** 222 505 A 30 317 B 13.6%
Building size All building sizes 482 266 A 49 903 A 10.3%
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 236 539 A 25 729 A 10.9%
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 91 680 A 13 892 B 15.2%
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 123 565 A 9 158 B 7.4%
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 25 319 A 788 B 3.1%
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 5 162 A F
Year of construction All years of construction 482 266 A 49 903 A 10.3%
Before 1920 46 951 A 11 047 C 23.5%
1920 to 1959 83 521 A 14 707 C 17.6%
1960 to 1969 67 758 A 8 378 B 12.4%
1970 to 1979 75 107 A 5 825 B 7.8%
1980 to 1989 91 404 A F
1990 to 1999 58 106 A 2 329 C 4.0%
2000 or later 59 418 A 2 709 C 4.6%
2000 to 2004 29 316 A 1 550 C 5.3%
2005 or later 30 102 A F
Hours of operation All operating hours 482 266 A 49 903 A 10.3%
36 or less 48 333 A 11 966 B 24.8%
37 to 48 132 389 A 11 159 A 8.4%
49 to 72 149 721 A 13 863 C 9.3%
73 to 96 47 380 A 2 276 C 4.8%
97 to 120 38 492 A F
121 to 168 65 951 A 7 457 C 11.3%

Footnotes:

* Distillates include light fuel oil, diesel and kerosene.
** Other includes all other Canadian climate zones not listed.
*** 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.