Residential Sector
British Columbia and Territories1
Table 8: Space Heating Secondary Energy Use by System Type
  1990   2015 2016
Total Space Heating Energy Use (PJ) 88.0   78.0 78.3

Energy Use by System Type (PJ)
Heating Oil – Normal Efficiency 9.4   0.1 0.1
Heating Oil – Medium Efficiency 0.1   1.1 0.9
Heating Oil – High Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Normal Efficiency 42.1   0.2 0.1
Natural Gas – Medium Efficiency 1.3   20.9 19.9
Natural Gas – High Efficiency 2.3   20.8 22.3
Electric 9.6   18.6 19.0
Heat Pump 0.4   1.4 1.4
Other2 2.4   1.0 0.8
Wood 2.6   1.5 1.6

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 10.7   0.2 0.1
Heating Oil – Medium Efficiency 0.1   1.4 1.1
Heating Oil – High Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Normal Efficiency 47.8   0.2 0.1
Natural Gas – Medium Efficiency 1.5   26.8 25.4
Natural Gas – High Efficiency 2.6   26.7 28.4
Electric 10.9   23.8 24.2
Heat Pump 0.5   1.7 1.8
Other2 2.7   1.3 1.1
Wood 2.9   2.0 2.0

Dual Systems
Wood/Electric 16.7   13.3 13.1
Wood/Heating Oil 2.7   1.0 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) 161.1   286.6 292.9
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.55   0.27 0.27
Heat Gains (PJ) 8.0   9.4 9.6
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.97   0.83 0.83

Footnotes:

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