Commercial/Institutional Sector
Canada
Table 37: Space Heating Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2015 2016 2017
Total Space Heating Energy Use (PJ) 463.6   565.2 561.1 582.7

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 33.5   58.8 57.7 57.7
Natural Gas 353.3   448.8 451.0 471.6
Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 55.1   27.9 21.5 22.0
Heavy Fuel Oil 10.1   2.6 1.4 0.8
Steam 0.2   2.3 2.0 1.4
Other1 11.3   24.9 27.4 29.1

Shares (%)
Electricity 7.2   10.4 10.3 9.9
Natural Gas 76.2   79.4 80.4 80.9
Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 11.9   4.9 3.8 3.8
Heavy Fuel Oil 2.2   0.5 0.3 0.1
Steam 0.0   0.4 0.3 0.2
Other1 2.4   4.4 4.9 5.0

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 509.95   747.47 750.06 754.26
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.91   0.76 0.75 0.77
Total Space Heating GHG Emissions Including Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 25.1   27.7 27.4 28.4

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity 1.9   2.3 2.0 2.0
Natural Gas 17.9   21.8 22.1 23.1
Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 3.9   1.9 1.5 1.5
Heavy Fuel Oil 0.8   0.2 0.1 0.1
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0
Other1 0.7   1.5 1.7 1.8

Shares (%)
Electricity 7.5   8.2 7.4 6.9
Natural Gas 71.2   78.7 80.6 81.2
Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 15.5   7.0 5.5 5.4
Heavy Fuel Oil 3.0   0.7 0.4 0.2
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0
Other1 2.8   5.5 6.1 6.3
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 54.2   49.1 48.8 48.7
Total Space Heating GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 23.2   25.5 25.3 26.4
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 50.1   45.1 45.2 45.3
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.92   0.92 0.89 0.92

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.