Residential Sector
British Columbia1
Table 35: Single Detached Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by End-Use
  2000   2017 2018
Total Single Detached Energy Use (PJ) 112.1   109.3 104.4

Energy Use by End-Use (PJ)
Space Heating 70.7   63.7 62.4
Water Heating 21.3   21.8 19.7
Appliances 14.1   16.4 15.6
Lighting 6.0   6.2 5.8
Space Cooling 0.1   1.2 1.0

Shares (%)
Space Heating 63.0   58.3 59.8
Water Heating 19.0   19.9 18.9
Appliances 12.6   15.0 14.9
Lighting 5.3   5.7 5.5
Space Cooling 0.1   1.1 0.9

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 143.2   186.6 189.0
Total Households (thousands) 837.8   943.9 959.9
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.78   0.59 0.55
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 133.9   115.8 108.8
Total Single Detached GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 3.5   2.9 2.8

GHG Emissions by End-Use (Mt of CO2e)
Space Heating 2.6   2.0 1.9
Water Heating 0.8   0.9 0.8
Appliances 0.0   0.0 0.0
Lighting 0.0   0.0 0.0
Space Cooling 0.0   0.0 0.0

Shares (%)
Space Heating 75.3   68.8 70.5
Water Heating 24.1   30.0 28.4
Appliances 0.6   1.1 1.1
Lighting 0.0   0.0 0.0
Space Cooling 0.0   0.0 0.0
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 30.8   26.6 26.3
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.97   0.83 0.89
Cooling Degree-Day Index 0.79   2.75 2.34

Footnotes:

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