Auxiliary motors include electric pumps, ventilators, compressors and conveyors. Auxiliary equipment means computers, photocopiers, and other devices that are plugged in. Some equipment used in institutional settings such as clothes dryers and cooking appliances use other fuels such as natural gas.
In 2010, auxiliary motors and equipment in this Quebec sector
consumed 78,852,030 GJ and
emitted 471,938 GHG tonnes.
To learn how electricity flows from the power plant to elevators and other devices, click on the yellow icons above....
Think of every time you push the button for an elevator. Next time you're waiting for it to come, imagine an electric motor purring away in the background.
Then perhaps ask yourself: Who's responsible for the related GHG emissions?
AUXILIARY MOTORS AND EQUIPMENT