Table 4.3 – Characteristics of buildings using distillates*
Distillates use Building characteristics All buildings Buildings that use distillates Share
(number) Q.I. (number) Q.I.
Climate zone All climate zones 482 266 A 62 846 A 13.0%
Atlantic 47 911 A 22 147 A 46.2%
Great Lakes 233 880 A 30 867 B 13.2%
Pacific Coast 38 092 A F
Other** 162 383 A 8 359 C 5.1%
Primary activity All primary activities 482 266 A 62 846 A 13.0%
Office building (non-medical) 83 583 A 7 581 B 9.1%
Medical office building 10 525 A F
Elementary or secondary school 18 425 A 2 515 A 13.6%
Nursing or residential care facility 6 482 A 980 A 15.1%
Warehouse 32 879 A 1 636 C 5.0%
Hotel or motel 9 963 C F
Hospital 752 A 324 A 43.1%
Food or beverage store 40 403 A 3 792 C 9.4%
Non-food retail store 56 750 A 8 197 C 14.4%
Other*** 222 505 A 36 693 B 16.5%
Building size All building sizes 482 266 A 62 846 A 13.0%
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 236 539 A 28 648 A 12.1%
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 91 680 A 19 604 B 21.4%
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 123 565 A 10 484 B 8.5%
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 25 319 A 2 656 A 10.5%
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 5 162 A 1 454 B 28.2%
Year of construction All years of construction 482 266 A 62 846 A 13.0%
Before 1920 46 951 A 12 923 C 27.5%
1920 to 1959 83 521 A 17 521 C 21.0%
1960 to 1969 67 758 A 9 499 C 14.0%
1970 to 1979 75 107 A 7 575 B 10.1%
1980 to 1989 91 404 A F
1990 to 1999 58 106 A 3 366 B 5.8%
2000 or later 59 418 A 4 086 B 6.9%
2000 to 2004 29 316 A 2 669 B 9.1%
2005 or later 30 102 A F
Hours of operation All operating hours 482 266 A 62 846 A 13.0%
36 or less 48 333 A 12 667 B 26.2%
37 to 48 132 389 A 12 822 B 9.7%
49 to 72 149 721 A 20 070 B 13.4%
73 to 96 47 380 A 2 776 B 5.9%
97 to 120 38 492 A 4 482 C 11.6%
121 to 168 65 951 A 10 028 C 15.2%

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.