Commercial/Institutional Sector
British Columbia and Territories
Table 44: Offices1 Space Conditioning Secondary Energy Use by End Use and by Energy Source
  1990   1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Space Cooling Energy Use for Offices1 (PJ) 0.4   1.0 1.0 1.0 1.5 1.8 1.9 1.5 1.6

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 0.4   0.9 0.9 0.9 1.4 1.7 1.8 1.4 1.5
Natural Gas 0.0   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Shares (%)
Electricity 96.1   94.6 94.5 94.4 94.3 94.2 94.1 94.1 94.1
Natural Gas 3.9   5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.9 5.9

Activity
Floor Space (million m2) 10.91   19.13 20.14 21.12 22.37 23.48 24.61 25.67 26.72
Energy Intensity (MJ/m2) 35.92   51.07 49.11 46.22 67.56 74.73 77.03 58.03 59.27
Space Heating Energy Use for Offices1 (PJ) 19.3   20.9 23.8 23.9 26.0 21.4 19.7 19.8 19.8

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 3.1   3.2 3.6 3.8 2.6 2.3 1.3 2.0 2.3
Natural Gas 13.4   16.6 18.6 18.6 22.1 18.1 17.5 17.0 16.9
Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 2.3   0.5 0.6 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.3
Heavy Fuel Oil 0.2   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other2 0.4   0.4 0.8 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2

Shares (%)
Electricity 16.0   15.3 15.1 16.0 10.2 11.0 6.4 10.3 11.7
Natural Gas 69.3   79.3 78.4 77.8 85.3 84.5 88.7 85.9 85.6
Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 11.7   2.2 2.5 1.9 2.3 2.4 2.8 1.9 1.4
Heavy Fuel Oil 1.2   1.1 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other2 1.8   2.1 3.4 3.8 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.1

Activity
Floor Space (million m2) 21.28   29.31 30.14 30.90 31.98 32.85 33.69 34.41 35.46
Energy Intensity (MJ/m2) 906.18   713.31 788.52 772.25 811.45 652.63 585.82 574.35 557.02
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.97   0.95 0.97 0.95 0.95 0.87 0.85 0.89 0.91
Cooling Degree-Day Index 0.71   1.01 0.78 0.66 1.55 2.37 3.48 1.58 1.62

Footnotes:

1) “Offices” includes activities related to finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional, scientific and technical services; public administration; and others.
2) “Other” includes coal and propane.