Commercial/Institutional Sector
British Columbia and Territories1
Table 13: Offices2 Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by End Use
  1990   2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Energy Use for Offices2 (PJ) 31.2   34.0 32.7 32.4 32.1

Energy Use by End Use (PJ)
Space Heating 18.9   17.4 17.3 15.5 14.9
Water Heating 2.2   2.5 2.5 2.4 2.3
Auxiliary Equipment 3.4   5.1 4.9 5.1 5.2
Auxiliary Motors 2.8   2.7 2.6 2.5 1.9
Lighting 3.5   4.6 4.2 4.4 4.3
Space Cooling 0.4   1.7 1.2 2.6 3.5

Shares (%)
Space Heating 60.5   51.2 52.9 47.9 46.3
Water Heating 7.0   7.3 7.6 7.3 7.3
Auxiliary Equipment 11.0   15.0 15.1 15.6 16.0
Auxiliary Motors 9.1   8.0 7.8 7.7 5.9
Lighting 11.1   13.6 12.8 13.5 13.4
Space Cooling 1.3   5.0 3.8 8.1 11.0

Activity
Floor Space (million m2) 21.29   39.31 39.55 39.73 40.51
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 1.46   0.86 0.83 0.82 0.79
Total GHG Emissions for Offices2 Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 1.0   1.0 0.9 0.9 0.8

GHG Emissions by End Use (Mt of CO2e)
Space Heating 0.9   0.8 0.8 0.7 0.6
Water Heating 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Auxiliary Equipment 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Auxiliary Motors 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Lighting 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Space Cooling 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 31.7   29.1 27.8 26.8 24.4

Footnotes:

1) Data on GHG emissions are presented excluding GHG emissions related to electricity production.
2) “Offices” includes activities related to finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional, scientific and technical services; public administration; and others.