Residential Sector
British Columbia and Territories1
Table 36: Apartments Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Apartments Energy Use (PJ) 20.3   30.7 32.0 30.3 29.6

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 7.9   13.5 14.3 13.3 13.0
Natural Gas 9.2   15.9 16.3 15.7 15.3
Heating Oil 1.3   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
Other2 0.4   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Wood 1.5   0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0

Shares (%)
Electricity 39.1   44.1 44.8 43.8 43.9
Natural Gas 45.2   51.7 51.1 51.9 51.8
Heating Oil 6.5   0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4
Other2 1.7   0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6
Wood 7.4   3.0 3.0 3.2 3.2

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 28.4   54.2 57.3 58.8 60.3
Total Households (thousands) 358.2   586.7 593.6 590.7 600.0
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.72   0.56 0.56 0.52 0.49
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 56.7   52.3 53.9 51.3 49.3
Total Apartments GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 0.6   0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 0.5   0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8
Heating Oil 0.1   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other2 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wood 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Shares (%)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 75.7   94.5 94.7 94.6 94.6
Heating Oil 15.2   1.3 1.2 1.2 1.1
Other2 3.4   1.6 1.5 1.4 1.4
Wood 5.7   2.6 2.6 2.8 2.8
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 30.6   27.4 26.9 27.3 27.0
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.97   0.96 0.92 0.88 0.83
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 only.
2) “Other” includes coal and propane.