Table 4.13 – Characteristics of buildings that primarily use electricty for water heating
Electricity use Building characteristics All buildings Buildings that heat water with electricity Share
(number) Q.I. (number) Q.I.
Climate zone All climate zones 482 266 A 222 932 A 46.2%
Atlantic 47 911 A 31 004 A 64.7%
Great Lakes 233 880 A 115 693 A 49.5%
Pacific Coast 38 092 A 18 417 B 48.3%
Other* 162 383 A 57 819 A 35.6%
Primary activity All primary activities 482 266 A 222 932 A 46.2%
Office building (non-medical) 83 583 A 46 194 A 55.3%
Medical office building 10 525 A 5 387 A 51.2%
Elementary or secondary school 18 425 A 8 556 A 46.4%
Nursing or residential care facility 6 482 A 1 968 A 30.4%
Warehouse 32 879 A 9 523 B 29.0%
Hotel or motel 9 963 C F
Hospital 752 A 104 B 13.8%
Food or beverage store 40 403 A 20 279 A 50.2%
Non-food retail store 56 750 A 30 842 A 54.3%
Other** 222 505 A 95 817 A 43.1%
Building size All building sizes 482 266 A 222 932 A 46.2%
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 236 539 A 119 328 A 50.4%
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 91 680 A 43 241 A 47.2%
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 123 565 A 51 109 A 41.4%
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 25 319 A 7 844 A 31.0%
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 5 162 A 1 411 B 27.3%
Year of construction All years of construction 482 266 A 222 932 A 46.2%
Before 1920 46 951 A 23 700 B 50.5%
1920 to 1959 83 521 A 40 800 A 48.8%
1960 to 1969 67 758 A 31 907 A 47.1%
1970 to 1979 75 107 A 32 384 A 43.1%
1980 to 1989 91 404 A 44 384 A 48.6%
1990 to 1999 58 106 A 25 610 B 44.1%
2000 or later 59 418 A 24 148 A 40.6%
2000 to 2004 29 316 A 10 753 A 36.7%
2005 or later 30 102 A 13 394 B 44.5%
Hours of operation All operating hours 482 266 A 222 932 A 46.2%
36 or less 48 333 A 21 823 B 45.2%
37 to 48 132 389 A 55 485 A 41.9%
49 to 72 149 721 A 79 352 A 53.0%
73 to 96 47 380 A 21 535 A 45.5%
97 to 120 38 492 A 17 102 A 44.4%
121 to 168 65 951 A 27 635 A 41.9%

Footnotes:

* 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.