oil is used to heat 19.82% of commercial and public buildings such as schools and hospitals, while 53.35% use natural gas. Air conditioning is often driven by electricity in Nova Scotia.
In 2010, space heating and cooling in this sector
consumed 14,332,610 GJ and
emitted 1,532,286 GHG tonnes.
To learn how oil flows from the wellhead to the pilot light in an office building or hospital, click on the blue 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