In Alberta, natural gas is used to heat almost all commercial and institutional buildings. Some use hot water heating, and the water is heated by natural gas. Air conditioning is often driven by electricity in Alberta.
In 2010, space heating and cooling in this sector
consumed 89,785,700 GJ and
emitted 7,749,251 GHG tonnes.
To learn how natural gas flows from the wellhead to the pilot light in an office building or hospital, click on the orange icons above....
There's nothing more refreshing than a cool office on a hot day, or as comforting as a warm building on a cold day.
However, cooling and heating use energy and that means GHG emissions.
SPACE HEATING AND COOLING