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Table 8: Space Heating Secondary Energy Use by System Type
  1990   2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Space Heating Energy Use (PJ) 93.2   96.6 97.5 100.7 102.9

Energy Use by System Type (PJ)
Heating Oil – Normal Efficiency 37.0   1.0 0.8 0.6 0.3
Heating Oil – Medium Efficiency 1.5   25.9 21.2 21.5 22.3
Heating Oil – High Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Normal Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Medium Efficiency 0.0   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Natural Gas – High Efficiency 0.0   0.4 0.7 0.6 0.6
Electric 12.5   33.1 39.4 44.8 45.6
Heat Pump 0.2   0.9 1.2 1.3 1.4
Other2 2.4   1.0 1.0 0.8 1.0
Wood 10.3   4.8 6.8 6.3 6.5

Dual Systems
Wood/Electric 19.3   16.7 15.1 14.0 14.2
Wood/Heating Oil 9.6   12.0 10.5 10.0 10.1
Natural Gas/Electric 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heating Oil/Electric 0.3   0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7

Shares (%)
Heating Oil – Normal Efficiency 39.7   1.0 0.9 0.6 0.3
Heating Oil – Medium Efficiency 1.6   26.8 21.7 21.3 21.7
Heating Oil – High Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Normal Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Medium Efficiency 0.0   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Natural Gas – High Efficiency 0.0   0.4 0.7 0.6 0.6
Electric 13.4   34.2 40.5 44.5 44.3
Heat Pump 0.2   0.9 1.2 1.3 1.4
Other2 2.6   1.0 1.1 0.7 0.9
Wood 11.1   5.0 7.0 6.3 6.3

Dual Systems
Wood/Electric 20.7   17.3 15.5 13.9 13.8
Wood/Heating Oil 10.3   12.4 10.7 9.9 9.9
Natural Gas/Electric 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Heating Oil/Electric 0.3   0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 92.5   141.0 144.3 145.4 146.8
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 1.01   0.69 0.68 0.69 0.70
Heat Gains (PJ) 7.2   3.2 2.5 2.0 1.7
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.96   0.80 0.86 0.97 1.03

Footnotes:

1) Data on GHG emissions are presented excluding GHG emissions related to electricity production only.
2) “Other” includes coal and propane.