Residential Sector
British Columbia1
Table 37: Single Attached Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by End-Use
  2000   2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total Single Attached Energy Use (PJ) 14.2   17.5 16.0 18.2 17.8 18.1 17.1 16.9 17.1

Energy Use by End-Use (PJ)
Space Heating 7.2   8.4 7.3 8.8 8.4 8.4 7.8 7.6 7.8
Water Heating 3.9   4.8 4.5 5.2 5.1 5.2 5.1 4.7 4.8
Appliances 2.4   3.1 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.2 3.4 3.5
Lighting 0.8   1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9 1.0 0.9
Space Cooling 0.0   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1

Shares (%)
Space Heating 50.4   47.9 45.4 48.4 47.1 46.3 45.7 45.2 45.5
Water Heating 27.2   27.2 27.9 28.4 28.5 28.7 29.6 27.7 27.8
Appliances 16.6   18.0 19.7 17.5 18.4 19.0 18.6 20.2 20.7
Lighting 5.7   5.8 6.2 5.3 5.3 5.5 5.3 5.6 5.4
Space Cooling 0.1   1.2 0.8 0.3 0.6 0.5 0.9 1.2 0.7

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 20.7   28.1 28.9 29.7 30.5 31.3 32.1 32.9 33.8
Total Households (thousands) 162.9   213.7 213.7 219.0 223.5 225.8 228.0 232.8 238.3
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.69   0.62 0.56 0.62 0.58 0.58 0.53 0.51 0.51
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 87.4   82.1 75.1 83.3 79.8 80.2 75.0 72.6 71.9
Total Single Attached GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 0.4   0.5 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4

GHG Emissions by End-Use (Mt of CO2e)
Space Heating 0.3   0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2
Water Heating 0.2   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Appliances 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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 63.5   58.9 56.4 57.6 56.5 55.5 54.4 55.2 55.2
Water Heating 35.5   39.7 42.0 40.9 42.0 43.0 44.0 43.1 43.1
Appliances 0.9   1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.7 1.7
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) 30.0   27.2 25.5 27.7 26.7 26.4 26.9 25.5 25.6
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.97   0.97 0.88 0.99 0.95 0.92 0.87 0.83 0.83
Cooling Degree-Day Index 0.79   2.86 1.74 0.87 1.62 1.25 2.14 2.75 1.45

Footnotes:

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