Commercial/Institutional Sector
British Columbia and Territories1
Table 12: Offices2 Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Energy Use for Offices2 (PJ) 31.2   34.0 32.7 32.4 32.1

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 13.1   14.7 14.9 15.3 16.5
Natural Gas 14.7   17.8 16.5 16.1 14.7
Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 2.5   1.0 0.8 0.6 0.5
Heavy Fuel Oil 0.2   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other3 0.6   0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4

Shares (%)
Electricity 42.2   43.3 45.6 47.1 51.4
Natural Gas 47.3   52.3 50.4 49.7 45.9
Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 7.9   2.9 2.6 1.9 1.4
Heavy Fuel Oil 0.8   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other3 1.9   1.5 1.5 1.3 1.3

Activity
Floor Space (million m2) 21.29   39.31 39.55 39.73 40.51
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 1.46   0.86 0.83 0.82 0.79
Total GHG Emissions for Offices2 Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 1.0   1.0 0.9 0.9 0.8

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 0.8   0.9 0.8 0.8 0.7
Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 0.2   0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
Heavy Fuel Oil 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other3 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 31.7   29.1 27.8 26.8 24.4

Footnotes:

1) Data on GHG emissions are presented excluding GHG emissions related to electricity production.
2) “Offices” includes activities related to finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional, scientific and technical services; public administration; and others.
3) “Other” includes coal and propane.