Table 4.15 – Characteristics of buildings that primarily use distillates* for water heating
Distillates use Building characteristics All Buildings Buildings that heat water with distillates Share
(number) Q.I. (number) Q.I.
Climate zone All climate zones 482 266 A 17 215 A 3.6%
Atlantic 47 911 A 9 126 A 19.0%
Great Lakes 233 880 A F
Pacific Coast 38 092 A F
Other** 162 383 A 2 530 C 1.6%
Primary activity All primary activities 482 266 A 17 215 A 3.6%
Office building (non-medical) 83 583 A 2 978 C 3.6%
Medical office building 10 525 A X X X
Elementary or secondary school 18 425 A 1 167 B 6.3%
Nursing or residential care facility 6 482 A 334 C 5.2%
Warehouse 32 879 A X X X
Hotel or motel 9 963 C 528 B 5.3%
Hospital 752 A 106 C 14.1%
Food or beverage store 40 403 A F
Non-food retail store 56 750 A F
Other*** 222 505 A 9 292 B 4.2%
Building size All building sizes 482 266 A 17 215 A 3.6%
5000 square feet or less (465 m2 or less) 236 539 A 8 956 B 3.8%
5001 to 10 000 square feet (466 to 929 m2) 91 680 A F
10 001 to 50 000 square feet (930 to 4645 m2) 123 565 A 3 434 C 2.8%
50 001 to 200 000 square feet (4646 to 18 580 m2) 25 319 A 632 C 2.5%
Over 200 000 square feet (Over 18 580 m2) 5 162 A F
Year of construction All years of construction 482 266 A 17 215 A 3.6%
Before 1920 46 951 A F
1920 to 1959 83 521 A 3 036 A 3.6%
1960 to 1969 67 758 A F
1970 to 1979 75 107 A 2 254 B 3.0%
1980 to 1989 91 404 A 1 888 C 2.1%
1990 to 1999 58 106 A F
2000 or later 59 418 A 1 150 C 1.9%
2000 to 2004 29 316 A F
2005 or later 30 102 A F
Hours of operation All operating hours 482 266 A 17 215 A 3.6%
36 or less 48 333 A F
37 to 48 132 389 A 4 323 B 3.3%
49 to 72 149 721 A F
73 to 96 47 380 A F
97 to 120 38 492 A F
121 to 168 65 951 A 3 772 B 5.7%

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.
x
Denotes undisclosed value for confidentiality reasons.