Residential Sector
British Columbia
Table 8: Space Heating Secondary Energy Use by System Type
  1990   2015 2016
Total Space Heating Energy Use (PJ) 85.1   76.4 77.1

Energy Use by System Type (PJ)
Heating Oil – Normal Efficiency 8.2   0.0 0.0
Heating Oil – Medium Efficiency 0.0   0.2 0.3
Heating Oil – High Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Normal Efficiency 41.6   0.2 0.0
Natural Gas – Medium Efficiency 1.3   20.8 19.8
Natural Gas – High Efficiency 2.2   20.7 22.2
Electric 9.5   18.5 18.9
Heat Pump 0.4   1.4 1.4
Other1 1.7   0.8 0.7
Wood 2.3   1.4 1.5

Dual Systems
Wood/Electric 14.7   10.4 10.3
Wood/Heating Oil 2.3   0.8 0.8
Natural Gas/Electric 0.6   1.1 1.1
Heating Oil/Electric 0.2   0.1 0.1

Shares (%)
Heating Oil – Normal Efficiency 9.6   0.0 0.0
Heating Oil – Medium Efficiency 0.0   0.3 0.4
Heating Oil – High Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Normal Efficiency 48.9   0.2 0.1
Natural Gas – Medium Efficiency 1.5   27.2 25.7
Natural Gas – High Efficiency 2.6   27.1 28.8
Electric 11.2   24.2 24.5
Heat Pump 0.5   1.8 1.8
Other1 2.0   1.0 0.9
Wood 2.7   1.9 1.9

Dual Systems
Wood/Electric 17.3   13.6 13.3
Wood/Heating Oil 2.7   1.1 1.1
Natural Gas/Electric 0.7   1.4 1.4
Heating Oil/Electric 0.2   0.1 0.2

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 158.0   280.5 286.7
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.54   0.27 0.27
Heat Gains (PJ) 7.7   8.9 9.1
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.97   0.83 0.83

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.