Residential Sector
British Columbia and Territories1
Table 8: Space Heating Secondary Energy Use by System Type
  1990   2015 2016 2017
Total Space Heating Energy Use (PJ) 88.0   78.0 78.3 84.3

Energy Use by System Type (PJ)
Heating Oil – Normal Efficiency 9.4   0.1 0.1 0.0
Heating Oil – Medium Efficiency 0.1   1.1 0.9 0.7
Heating Oil – High Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Normal Efficiency 42.1   0.2 0.1 0.0
Natural Gas – Medium Efficiency 1.3   20.9 19.9 20.6
Natural Gas – High Efficiency 2.3   20.7 22.1 26.3
Electric 9.6   18.7 19.1 20.4
Heat Pump 0.4   1.4 1.4 1.6
Other2 2.4   1.0 0.8 0.9
Wood 2.6   1.5 1.5 1.6

Dual Systems
Wood/Electric 14.7   10.4 10.3 10.2
Wood/Heating Oil 2.3   0.8 0.8 0.8
Natural Gas/Electric 0.6   1.1 1.1 1.2
Heating Oil/Electric 0.2   0.1 0.1 0.1

Shares (%)
Heating Oil – Normal Efficiency 10.7   0.2 0.1 0.0
Heating Oil – Medium Efficiency 0.1   1.4 1.1 0.8
Heating Oil – High Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Normal Efficiency 47.9   0.2 0.1 0.0
Natural Gas – Medium Efficiency 1.5   26.8 25.5 24.5
Natural Gas – High Efficiency 2.6   26.6 28.2 31.1
Electric 10.9   23.9 24.4 24.2
Heat Pump 0.5   1.7 1.8 1.8
Other2 2.7   1.3 1.1 1.1
Wood 2.9   2.0 2.0 1.9

Dual Systems
Wood/Electric 16.7   13.3 13.2 12.1
Wood/Heating Oil 2.7   1.0 1.1 0.9
Natural Gas/Electric 0.7   1.4 1.4 1.5
Heating Oil/Electric 0.2   0.1 0.2 0.1

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 161.3   286.8 291.4 302.0
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.55   0.27 0.27 0.28
Heat Gains (PJ) 8.0   9.3 9.6 10.2
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.97   0.83 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.