Commercial/Institutional Sector
Ontario1
Table 25: Space Heating Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Activity Type
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Space Heating Energy Use (PJ) 157.7   211.4 183.9 222.3 248.5 236.2

Energy Use by Activity Type (PJ)
Wholesale Trade 12.1   12.3 10.7 12.7 14.2 13.4
Retail Trade 27.1   34.2 29.9 35.8 40.0 37.9
Transportation and Warehousing 11.0   9.5 8.1 9.7 10.7 10.1
Information and Cultural Industries 3.0   4.4 3.9 4.6 5.2 4.9
Offices2 50.4   82.1 71.6 86.3 96.2 91.3
Educational Services 20.7   25.5 22.1 26.5 29.7 28.0
Health Care and Social Assistance 16.0   21.2 18.5 23.3 26.7 25.9
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 3.0   4.9 4.3 5.4 6.0 5.9
Accommodation and Food Services 10.5   13.3 11.5 13.9 15.5 14.8
Other Services 3.8   4.0 3.4 4.0 4.4 4.1

Shares (%)
Wholesale Trade 7.7   5.8 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.7
Retail Trade 17.2   16.2 16.3 16.1 16.1 16.0
Transportation and Warehousing 7.0   4.5 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.3
Information and Cultural Industries 1.9   2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1
Offices2 32.0   38.8 38.9 38.8 38.7 38.7
Educational Services 13.2   12.1 12.0 11.9 11.9 11.8
Health Care and Social Assistance 10.2   10.0 10.1 10.5 10.7 11.0
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 1.9   2.3 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.5
Accommodation and Food Services 6.7   6.3 6.2 6.3 6.2 6.3
Other Services 2.4   1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.7

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 192.27   275.91 280.21 283.21 285.11 288.17
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.82   0.77 0.66 0.78 0.87 0.82
Total Space Heating GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 8.0   9.6 8.8 9.8 10.9 10.3

GHG Emissions by Activity Type (Mt of CO2e)
Wholesale Trade 0.6   0.6 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.6
Retail Trade 1.3   1.6 1.4 1.6 1.8 1.7
Transportation and Warehousing 0.6   0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5
Information and Cultural Industries 0.2   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Offices2 2.6   3.7 3.4 3.7 4.2 3.9
Educational Services 1.1   1.2 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.2
Health Care and Social Assistance 0.8   1.0 0.9 1.0 1.2 1.2
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 0.2   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3
Accommodation and Food Services 0.5   0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7
Other Services 0.2   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 50.6   45.5 47.8 44.0 44.0 43.8
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.89   0.87 0.79 0.92 1.00 0.92

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.