Ontario, natural gas is used to heat
83.43% of all commercial and institutional buildings. Some use hot water heating, and the water is heated by natural gas. Electricity, used for both heating and cooling, is the other primary source of energy (
In 2010, space heating and cooling in this sector
consumed 203,799,900 GJ and
emitted 11,779,080 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