Residential Sector
Canada
Table 39: Single Detached Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Single Detached Energy Use (PJ) 1,023.8   1,107.9 1,040.8 1,063.9 1,071.5 1,021.7

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 304.6   395.8 387.7 399.8 403.1 386.3
Natural Gas 387.0   474.9 426.6 451.0 473.3 439.3
Heating Oil 131.6   77.9 65.7 57.8 55.3 53.1
Other1 16.0   13.5 14.6 11.3 10.0 9.6
Wood 184.6   145.9 146.2 144.0 129.9 133.4

Shares (%)
Electricity 29.8   35.7 37.3 37.6 37.6 37.8
Natural Gas 37.8   42.9 41.0 42.4 44.2 43.0
Heating Oil 12.9   7.0 6.3 5.4 5.2 5.2
Other1 1.6   1.2 1.4 1.1 0.9 0.9
Wood 18.0   13.2 14.0 13.5 12.1 13.1

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 804   1,242 1,257 1,286 1,300 1,312
Total Households (thousands) 5,558   7,590 7,674 7,757 7,828 7,911
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 1.27   0.89 0.83 0.83 0.82 0.78
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 184.2   146.0 135.6 137.2 136.9 129.2
Total Single Detached GHG Emissions Including Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 51.4   50.2 45.4 46.3 45.7 43.0

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity 17.1   16.8 15.4 16.0 15.0 14.1
Natural Gas 19.6   23.5 21.0 22.2 23.2 21.4
Heating Oil 9.3   5.5 4.7 4.1 3.9 3.8
Other1 1.0   0.9 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.6
Wood 4.3   3.4 3.4 3.4 3.0 3.1

Shares (%)
Electricity 33.3   33.6 33.8 34.5 32.7 32.9
Natural Gas 38.1   46.9 46.3 47.8 50.7 49.7
Heating Oil 18.2   11.0 10.3 8.9 8.6 8.8
Other1 2.0   1.7 2.0 1.5 1.4 1.4
Wood 8.4   6.8 7.6 7.3 6.7 7.3
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 50.2   45.3 43.6 43.5 42.7 42.1
Total Single Detached GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 34.3   33.3 30.1 30.4 30.8 28.8
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 33.5   30.1 28.9 28.5 28.7 28.2
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.92   0.90 0.84 0.93 0.98 0.92
Cooling Degree-Day Index 1.05   1.51 1.70 1.18 1.11 1.37

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.