Residential Sector
British Columbia
Table 8: Space Heating Secondary Energy Use by System Type
  1990   2015 2016 2017
Total Space Heating Energy Use (PJ) 85.0   76.5 77.1 83.4

Energy Use by System Type (PJ)
Heating Oil – Normal Efficiency 8.2   0.0 0.0 0.0
Heating Oil – Medium Efficiency 0.0   0.2 0.3 0.2
Heating Oil – High Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Normal Efficiency 41.6   0.2 0.1 0.0
Natural Gas – Medium Efficiency 1.3   20.8 19.9 20.6
Natural Gas – High Efficiency 2.2   20.7 22.0 26.2
Electric 9.5   18.6 19.0 20.3
Heat Pump 0.4   1.4 1.4 1.6
Other1 1.7   0.8 0.7 0.7
Wood 2.3   1.4 1.4 1.5

Dual Systems
Wood/Electric 14.7   10.4 10.3 10.2
Wood/Heating Oil 2.3   0.8 0.8 0.8
Natural Gas/Electric 0.6   1.1 1.1 1.2
Heating Oil/Electric 0.2   0.1 0.1 0.1

Shares (%)
Heating Oil – Normal Efficiency 9.6   0.0 0.0 0.0
Heating Oil – Medium Efficiency 0.0   0.3 0.4 0.3
Heating Oil – High Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Normal Efficiency 49.0   0.2 0.1 0.0
Natural Gas – Medium Efficiency 1.5   27.2 25.8 24.7
Natural Gas – High Efficiency 2.6   27.0 28.5 31.4
Electric 11.2   24.3 24.6 24.3
Heat Pump 0.5   1.8 1.8 1.9
Other1 2.0   1.0 0.9 0.9
Wood 2.7   1.9 1.9 1.8

Dual Systems
Wood/Electric 17.3   13.6 13.4 12.3
Wood/Heating Oil 2.8   1.1 1.1 0.9
Natural Gas/Electric 0.7   1.4 1.4 1.5
Heating Oil/Electric 0.2   0.1 0.2 0.1

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 158.2   280.7 285.2 295.5
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.54   0.27 0.27 0.28
Heat Gains (PJ) 7.7   8.9 9.1 9.7
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.97   0.83 0.83 0.83

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.