Table 15 – Primary fuel types for buildings with water heating by primary activity, building size and number of floors (number of buildings), 2014
  Total number of buildings with water heating Buildings using
electricity
Buildings using
natural gas
# QI # QI Share # QI Share
Primary activity
Office buildings (non-medical) 92,665 A 53,858 A 58.1% 36,757 A 39.7%
Medical office buildings 15,665 B 10,307 B 65.8% 4,894 B 31.2%
Elementary and/or secondary schools 15,444 A 6,090 A 39.4% 9,041 A 58.5%
Assisted daily/residential care facilities 11,163 A 3,477 A 31.1% 6,427 A 57.6%
Warehouses 38,162 A 21,418 A 56.1% 16,369 A 42.9%
Hotels, motels or lodges 12,392 A 6,271 A 50.6% 4,812 A 38.8%
Hospitals 750 A 63 C 8.4% 577 B 76.9%
Food and beverage stores 16,890 A 10,276 A 60.8% 6,286 B 37.2%
Non-food retail stores 59,533 A 34,835 A 58.5% 22,385 B 37.6%
Other activity or function* 156,856 A 92,931 A 59.2% 57,700 A 36.8%
Building size  
5,000 square feet or less (465 square metres or less) 189,518 A 121,232 A 64.0% 59,551 A 31.4%
5,001 to 10,000 square feet (466 to 929 square metres) 82,562 A 43,744 A 53.0% 36,701 A 44.5%
10,001 to 50,000 square feet (930 to 4,645 square metres) 114,335 A 58,029 A 50.8% 53,603 A 46.9%
50,001 to 200,000 square feet (4,646 to 18,580 square metres) 28,530 A 15,021 B 52.6% 12,892 A 45.2%
Over 200,000 square feet (over 18,580 square metres) 4,576 A 1,500 A 32.8% 2,502 A 54.7%
Number of floors  
1 208,812 A 125,234 A 60.0% 75,417 A 36.1%
2 132,676 A 76,943 A 58.0% 51,981 A 39.2%
3 51,569 A 23,802 A 46.2% 26,270 B 50.9%
4 to 9 22,527 A 12,779 B 56.7% 8,824 A 39.2%
10 or more 3,937 B 767 B 19.5% 2,757 C 70.0%

Footnotes:

*"Other activity or function" includes all other commercial/institutional buildings.

Legend:

Quality indicators (QI) classify each estimate according to its quality as follows: A–20% or less, B–between 20% and 30%, C–between 30% and 40%, and F–more than 40%.