Residential Sector
British Columbia1
Table 2: Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by End-Use
  2000   2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Total Energy Use (PJ) 158.2   157.5 155.9 150.8 154.8 162.4 163.9 179.6 168.6

Energy Use by End-Use (PJ)
Space Heating 91.2   90.4 86.7 80.8 81.8 88.2 90.2 97.4 95.4
Water Heating 35.7   35.6 36.3 36.6 36.9 38.9 38.9 39.7 36.7
Appliances 23.1   23.2 24.1 24.2 25.8 25.6 25.3 31.1 26.7
Lighting 8.1   8.2 8.5 8.7 9.2 9.0 8.8 10.8 9.1
Space Cooling 0.2   0.1 0.3 0.6 1.2 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7

Shares (%)
Space Heating 57.6   57.4 55.6 53.6 52.8 54.3 55.0 54.2 56.6
Water Heating 22.5   22.6 23.3 24.3 23.9 23.9 23.7 22.1 21.8
Appliances 14.6   14.7 15.4 16.0 16.7 15.8 15.5 17.3 15.8
Lighting 5.1   5.2 5.4 5.7 5.9 5.6 5.4 6.0 5.4
Space Cooling 0.1   0.1 0.2 0.4 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 210.9   213.8 217.3 221.2 226.1 231.4 237.4 243.4 248.9
Total Households (thousands) 1,550.6   1,573.0 1,592.9 1,615.5 1,642.6 1,675.9 1,675.7 1,741.0 1,742.7
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.75   0.74 0.72 0.68 0.68 0.70 0.69 0.74 0.68
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 102.1   100.1 97.9 93.3 94.3 96.9 97.8 103.2 96.8
Total GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 4.8   4.8 4.5 4.3 4.2 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.7

GHG Emissions by End-Use (Mt of CO2e)
Space Heating 3.4   3.3 3.1 2.8 2.8 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2
Water Heating 1.4   1.4 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4
Appliances 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
Lighting 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Space Cooling 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Shares (%)
Space Heating 70.2   69.8 67.8 65.6 65.3 66.3 66.5 67.2 68.0
Water Heating 29.1   29.4 31.3 33.4 33.7 32.7 32.4 31.7 30.9
Appliances 0.8   0.8 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1
Lighting 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Space Cooling 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 30.4   30.2 29.0 28.4 27.4 28.9 29.2 26.4 27.6
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.97   0.95 0.95 0.87 0.84 0.89 0.90 0.96 1.00
Cooling Degree-Day Index 0.79   0.67 1.58 2.40 3.54 1.61 1.65 1.39 1.59

Footnotes:

1) Data on GHG emissions are presented excluding GHG emissions related to electricity production only.