Residential Sector
Nova Scotia
Table 8: Space Heating Secondary Energy Use by System Type
  1990   2015 2016
Total Space Heating Energy Use (PJ) 36.9   30.9 27.8

Energy Use by System Type (PJ)
Heating Oil – Normal Efficiency 18.2   0.1 0.1
Heating Oil – Medium Efficiency 0.8   11.6 9.4
Heating Oil – High Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Normal Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Medium Efficiency 0.0   0.1 0.1
Natural Gas – High Efficiency 0.0   0.1 0.1
Electric 2.8   4.8 4.6
Heat Pump 0.1   0.6 0.6
Other1 1.4   0.5 0.5
Wood 2.3   2.1 2.1

Dual Systems
Wood/Electric 6.8   7.1 7.1
Wood/Heating Oil 4.4   3.6 3.2
Natural Gas/Electric 0.0   0.0 0.0
Heating Oil/Electric 0.1   0.1 0.1

Shares (%)
Heating Oil – Normal Efficiency 49.4   0.4 0.2
Heating Oil – Medium Efficiency 2.2   37.6 33.8
Heating Oil – High Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Normal Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Medium Efficiency 0.0   0.2 0.2
Natural Gas – High Efficiency 0.0   0.5 0.5
Electric 7.6   15.7 16.5
Heat Pump 0.4   2.0 2.1
Other1 3.8   1.7 1.9
Wood 6.2   6.9 7.7

Dual Systems
Wood/Electric 18.4   23.1 25.3
Wood/Heating Oil 11.8   11.6 11.5
Natural Gas/Electric 0.0   0.0 0.0
Heating Oil/Electric 0.2   0.3 0.3

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 37.4   58.2 58.9
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.99   0.53 0.47
Heat Gains (PJ) 2.5   3.0 2.9
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.95   1.04 0.96

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.