Residential Sector
British Columbia and Territories1
Table 1: Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Energy Use (PJ) 143.2   171.3 165.3 165.5 155.4 150.6

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 46.2   70.2 70.4 71.4 64.6 62.2
Natural Gas 63.9   83.9 78.4 78.0 75.0 73.1
Heating Oil 11.8   2.2 1.9 1.6 1.5 1.4
Other2 2.9   1.4 1.3 1.3 1.1 1.0
Wood 18.4   13.5 13.3 13.1 13.1 12.9

Shares (%)
Electricity 32.3   41.0 42.6 43.2 41.6 41.3
Natural Gas 44.6   49.0 47.4 47.2 48.3 48.5
Heating Oil 8.2   1.3 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.9
Other2 2.0   0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7
Wood 12.8   7.9 8.0 7.9 8.4 8.6

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 161.0   271.5 275.5 283.7 288.3 292.8
Total Households (thousands) 1,248.5   1,857.6 1,878.1 1,895.8 1,882.5 1,907.4
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.89   0.63 0.60 0.58 0.54 0.51
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 114.7   92.2 88.0 87.3 82.5 78.9
Total GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 4.7   4.8 4.4 4.4 4.2 4.1

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 3.3   4.2 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.6
Heating Oil 0.8   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Other2 0.2   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Wood 0.4   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Shares (%)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 69.5   88.2 88.2 88.6 88.5 88.6
Heating Oil 17.7   3.3 3.0 2.7 2.6 2.4
Other1 3.7   1.8 1.8 1.7 1.6 1.5
Wood 9.1   6.6 7.0 7.0 7.3 7.4
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 33.0   27.9 26.9 26.5 27.1 27.0
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.97   0.99 0.96 0.92 0.88 0.83
Cooling Degree-Day Index 0.71   0.85 1.59 1.23 2.10 2.70

Footnotes:

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