Residential Sector
British Columbia1
Table 2: Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by End-Use
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Energy Use (PJ) 139.3   168.0 162.2 162.4 152.0 147.0

Energy Use by End-Use (PJ)
Space Heating 85.1   92.2 127.8 139.6 135.9 133.9
Water Heating 28.1   46.6 20.2 13.2 9.3 7.4
Appliances 19.8   21.8 10.6 7.2 5.0 4.1
Lighting 6.3   7.1 3.4 2.2 1.5 1.3
Space Cooling 0.1   0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.3

Shares (%)
Space Heating 61.1   54.9 78.8 85.9 89.4 91.1
Water Heating 20.1   27.7 12.4 8.1 6.2 5.1
Appliances 14.2   13.0 6.5 4.4 3.3 2.8
Lighting 4.5   4.2 2.1 1.4 1.0 0.9
Space Cooling 0.0   0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 157.9   265.9 269.8 277.8 282.2 286.6
Total Households (thousands) 1,223.7   1,820.1 1,840.0 1,857.0 1,843.0 1,867.9
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.88   0.63 0.60 0.58 0.54 0.51
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 113.8   92.3 88.1 87.5 82.5 78.7
Total GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 4.5   4.6 4.3 4.3 4.1 4.0

GHG Emissions by End-Use (Mt of CO2e)
Space Heating 3.4   2.6 3.5 3.7 3.7 3.7
Water Heating 1.1   2.0 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.3
Appliances 0.0   0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Lighting 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

Shares (%)
Space Heating 75.3   56.3 80.4 87.1 90.5 92.3
Water Heating 24.2   42.1 18.9 12.4 9.1 7.4
Appliances 0.5   1.6 0.8 0.5 0.4 0.3
Lighting 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
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 32.6   27.7 26.7 26.3 26.9 26.9
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.97   0.99 0.95 0.92 0.87 0.83
Cooling Degree-Day Index 0.70   0.87 1.62 1.25 2.14 2.75

Footnotes:

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