Commercial/Institutional Sector
Ontario1
Table 3: Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Activity Type
  1990   2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Energy Use (PJ) 255.9   364.5 399.3 429.8 418.7

Energy Use by Activity Type2 (PJ)
Wholesale Trade 19.4   21.7 23.4 25.1 24.3
Retail Trade 43.7   60.9 65.9 70.7 68.6
Transportation and Warehousing 15.5   13.3 14.7 15.9 15.2
Information and Cultural Industries 4.9   7.8 8.5 9.1 8.8
Offices3 81.3   136.3 149.5 160.7 156.1
Educational Services 33.4   44.4 48.2 51.9 50.2
Health Care and Social Assistance 26.5   38.6 43.7 48.1 48.0
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 4.8   8.6 9.7 10.5 10.5
Accommodation and Food Services 17.3   23.9 26.2 28.0 27.5
Other Services 6.2   6.8 7.3 7.6 7.3

Shares (%)
Wholesale Trade 7.7   6.0 5.9 5.9 5.8
Retail Trade 17.3   16.8 16.6 16.5 16.5
Transportation and Warehousing 6.1   3.7 3.7 3.7 3.6
Information and Cultural Industries 1.9   2.2 2.1 2.1 2.1
Offices3 32.1   37.6 37.7 37.6 37.5
Educational Services 13.2   12.3 12.1 12.1 12.1
Health Care and Social Assistance 10.5   10.6 11.0 11.3 11.5
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1.9   2.4 2.4 2.5 2.5
Accommodation and Food Services 6.9   6.6 6.6 6.5 6.6
Other Services (Except Public Admin) 2.4   1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 192.3   280.2 283.2 285.1 288.2
Energy Intensity2 (GJ/m2) 1.32   1.29 1.40 1.50 1.45
Total GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 9.1   10.8 11.8 13.0 12.3

GHG Emissions by Activity Type2 (Mt of CO2e)
Wholesale Trade 0.7   0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7
Retail Trade 1.5   1.8 1.9 2.1 2.0
Transportation and Warehousing 0.6   0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5
Information and Cultural Industries 0.2   0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3
Offices3 2.9   4.1 4.4 4.8 4.6
Educational Services 1.2   1.3 1.4 1.6 1.5
Health Care and Social Assistance 1.0   1.2 1.3 1.5 1.4
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 0.2   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Accommodation and Food Services 0.6   0.7 0.8 0.9 0.8
Other Services 0.2   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 35.7   29.6 29.5 30.1 29.4
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.89   0.79 0.92 1.00 0.92
Cooling Degree-Day Index 1.05   1.85 1.23 1.03 1.36

Footnotes:

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