Table 1.13 – Building characteristics by main energy source for space cooling
Energy source Buildings Share of total buildings Floor space Share of total floor space
(number) Q.I. (millions of m2) Q.I.
No space cooling 150 583 A 31.2% 130.2 A 17.0%
Electricity 290 565 A 60.3% 556.0 A 72.6%
Natural gas 35 089 A 7.3% 54.4 A 7.1%
Distillates* F F
Propane F F
Other fuel** 4 058 C 0.8% 24.0 B 3.1%
Canada 482 266 A 100.0% 765.9 A 100.0%


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


Due to rounding, numbers may not add up to the total shown, and some numbers may differ from one table to the next.


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.