Table 7-3
Energy-saving use, by household and dwelling characteristics, 2011 — Dwelling type

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Energy-saving use, by household and dwelling characteristics, 2011 — Dwelling type
Table summary
This table displays the energy-saving use by household and dwelling characteristics by dwelling type in 2011. The row headers are comprised of the type of energy-saving practice and a header for 'Proportion of households that used at least one energy-saving practice.' The column headers are comprised of the different dwelling types and categories for 'All other' and 'All households'. The unit of measure is percentage of households. There is a note on the 'Used a programmable thermostat' header which reads 'As a proportion of households that had one or more thermostats in their dwelling.' There is a note on the 'Washed and rinsed laundry in cold water' header which reads 'As a proportion of households that used a washer in their dwelling.' There is a note on the 'Turned computer monitor off when not in use' header which reads 'As a proportion of households that had a desktop computer in their dwelling.' There is a note on the 'Turned off fireplace pilot in summer' header which reads 'As a proportion of households that had a gas-burning fireplace in their dwelling.' There is a note on the 'Air dried dishes in dishwasher (door open)' header which reads 'As a proportion of households that had a dishwasher in their dwelling.' There is a note on the multi-unit category which reads 'Includes doubles, duplexes and row or terrace homes.'
  Apartment Multi-unit 1 Single-detached dwelling All other All households
  percent
Used a programmable thermostat 2 24 50 54 26 E 47
Used 5 or more CFLs 15 33 40 30 E 33
Washed and rinsed laundry in cold water 3 58 62 58 52 E 58
Turned computer monitor off when not in use 4 61 61 57 F 58
Turned off fireplace pilot in summer 5 19 E 50 48 F 44
Air dried dishes in dishwasher (door open) 6 20 E 20 E 12 F 14
Proportion of households that used at least one energy-saving practice 59 88 91 88 82
Includes doubles, duplexes and row or terrace homes.
As a proportion of households that had one or more thermostats in their dwelling.
As a proportion of households that used a washer in their dwelling.
As a proportion of households that had a desktop computer in their dwelling.
As a proportion of households that had a gas-burning fireplace in their dwelling.
As a proportion of households that had a dishwasher in their dwelling.
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Environment Accounts and Statistics Division.
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