Residential Sector
Canada
Table 39: Single Detached Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Total Single Detached Energy Use (PJ) 1,024.0   1,006.7 1,018.5 1,057.8 1,080.2 1,050.2 1,107.0 1,065.3 994.9

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 304.6   305.3 311.4 313.0 314.1 310.8 320.2 316.4 304.6
Natural Gas 387.1   390.3 404.5 434.0 461.0 461.1 497.7 472.6 418.6
Heating Oil 131.6   115.0 117.2 121.4 114.2 95.4 109.2 101.5 86.7
Other1 16.0   17.1 15.1 10.5 10.3 11.2 11.1 11.0 9.9
Wood 184.7   179.2 170.3 178.9 180.6 171.9 168.8 163.8 175.1

Shares (%)
Electricity 29.7   30.3 30.6 29.6 29.1 29.6 28.9 29.7 30.6
Natural Gas 37.8   38.8 39.7 41.0 42.7 43.9 45.0 44.4 42.1
Heating Oil 12.9   11.4 11.5 11.5 10.6 9.1 9.9 9.5 8.7
Other1 1.6   1.7 1.5 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0
Wood 18.0   17.8 16.7 16.9 16.7 16.4 15.3 15.4 17.6

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 805   834 858 881 901 922 939 954 970
Total Households (thousands) 5,558   5,711 5,811 5,918 6,003 6,102 6,194 6,254 6,331
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 1.27   1.21 1.19 1.20 1.20 1.14 1.18 1.12 1.03
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 184.2   176.3 175.3 178.7 179.9 172.1 178.7 170.4 157.2
Total Single Detached GHG Emissions Including Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 51.4   49.7 51.3 51.0 51.3 50.3 52.9 52.5 50.5

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity 17.1   16.6 17.6 15.7 15.4 15.7 15.6 17.1 18.7
Natural Gas 19.6   19.7 20.4 21.8 22.8 23.1 25.0 23.7 21.0
Heating Oil 9.3   8.2 8.3 8.6 8.1 6.8 7.8 7.2 6.1
Other1 1.0   1.1 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6
Wood 4.3   4.2 4.0 4.2 4.2 4.0 4.0 3.8 4.1

Shares (%)
Electricity 33.3   33.3 34.3 30.7 30.0 31.2 29.4 32.6 37.0
Natural Gas 38.1   39.6 39.8 42.8 44.6 46.0 47.1 45.1 41.5
Heating Oil 18.2   16.4 16.2 16.9 15.8 13.5 14.7 13.7 12.2
Other1 2.0   2.2 1.9 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.2
Wood 8.4   8.5 7.8 8.2 8.3 8.0 7.5 7.3 8.1
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 50.2   49.4 50.4 48.2 47.4 47.9 47.8 49.3 50.8
Total Single Detached GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 34.3   33.2 33.7 35.3 35.9 34.6 37.4 35.4 31.8
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 33.5   32.9 33.1 33.4 33.2 33.0 33.8 33.3 32.0
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.92   0.93 0.99 1.01 0.98 0.98 1.04 0.98 0.84
Cooling Degree-Day Index 1.05   1.36 0.54 1.00 0.99 1.18 0.94 0.93 1.31

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.