In British Columbia, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, 92.18% of all hot water heaters in commercial buildings, hospitals, schools and other public facilities consist of a storage tank heated with natural gas, ignited by a pilot light that burns continuously.  Oil and electricity are used for the balance of hot water heating in this sector.
In 2010, water heating in this sector
consumed 8,321,827 GJ and
emitted 585,840 GHG tonnes.
To learn how natural gas flows from the wellhead to the pilot light in a grocery store or school, click on the orange icons above....