Commercial/Institutional Sector
British Columbia and Territories1
Table 24: Space Heating Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Space Heating Energy Use (PJ) 60.6   52.9 52.6 47.4 45.5

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 9.7   3.0 7.1 3.6 6.4
Natural Gas 41.9   47.2 43.1 42.0 37.6
Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 7.1   1.3 1.1 0.8 0.6
Heavy Fuel Oil 0.7   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other2 1.2   1.4 1.3 1.0 0.9

Shares (%)
Electricity 16.0   5.8 13.5 7.6 14.1
Natural Gas 69.1   89.2 82.0 88.6 82.6
Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 11.7   2.4 2.0 1.7 1.3
Heavy Fuel Oil 1.2   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other2 2.0   2.7 2.4 2.1 1.9

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 59.83   103.34 103.92 104.83 106.85
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 1.01   0.51 0.51 0.45 0.43
Total Space Heating GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 2.8   2.5 2.3 2.2 1.9

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 2.2   2.4 2.2 2.1 1.9
Light Fuel Oil and Kerosene 0.5   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
Heavy Fuel Oil 0.1   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Steam 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other2 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 46.0   47.9 43.8 46.4 42.9
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.97   0.96 0.92 0.88 0.83

Footnotes:

1) Data on GHG emissions are presented excluding GHG emissions related to electricity production.
2) “Other” includes coal and propane.