Commercial/Institutional Sector
British Columbia and Territories1
Table 33: Space Cooling Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Activity Type
  1990   2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Space Cooling Energy Use (PJ) 1.3   3.4 2.5 5.3 7.2

Energy Use by Activity Type (PJ)
Wholesale Trade 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2
Retail Trade 0.2   0.4 0.3 0.6 0.8
Transportation and Warehousing 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2
Information and Cultural Industries 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
Offices2 0.4   1.7 1.2 2.6 3.5
Educational Services 0.1   0.3 0.2 0.5 0.7
Health Care and Social Assistance 0.2   0.3 0.3 0.6 0.8
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 0.0   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2
Accommodation and Food Services 0.1   0.3 0.2 0.4 0.6
Other Services 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1

Shares (%)
Wholesale Trade 6.5   3.4 3.4 3.3 3.3
Retail Trade 16.8   11.8 11.8 11.7 11.7
Transportation and Warehousing 6.6   3.0 2.9 2.9 2.8
Information and Cultural Industries 1.1   1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Offices2 31.2   49.8 49.8 49.5 49.5
Educational Services 10.4   9.4 9.5 9.6 9.6
Health Care and Social Assistance 14.5   10.3 10.2 10.8 10.8
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 2.5   2.2 2.2 2.2 2.2
Accommodation and Food Services 8.9   8.2 8.3 8.2 8.3
Other Services 1.6   0.9 0.8 0.8 0.8

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 31.53   83.33 84.18 85.36 87.40
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.04   0.04 0.03 0.06 0.08
Total Space Cooling GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

GHG Emissions by Activity Type (Mt of CO2e)
Wholesale Trade 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Retail Trade 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Transportation and Warehousing 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Information and Cultural Industries 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Offices2 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Educational Services 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Health Care and Social Assistance 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Accommodation and Food Services 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other Services 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 2.0   3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9
Cooling Degree-Day Index 0.71   1.59 1.23 2.10 2.70

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.