In Quebec, natural gas is used to heat 79.05% of all commercial and institutional buildings. Some use hot water heating, and the water is heated by natural gas. Oil (4.22%) and electricity (16.73%), used for both heating and cooling, are the other primary sources of energy.
 
In 2010, space heating and cooling in this sector
consumed 86,784,340 GJ and
emitted 4,332,345 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.
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SPACE HEATING AND COOLING

20.32%
consumption