Residential Sector
British Columbia and Territories1
Table 24: Apartments Heating System Stock by Heating System Type
  1990   2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Apartment Heating System Stock (thousands) 373.9   623.7 652.5 665.8 679.5

Heating System Stock by Heating System Type (thousands)
Heating Oil – Normal Efficiency 47.1   0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6
Heating Oil – Medium Efficiency 0.8   14.3 14.4 14.4 14.0
Heating Oil – High Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Normal Efficiency 177.6   24.0 16.7 10.7 5.4
Natural Gas – Medium Efficiency 8.1   101.7 99.4 96.1 91.6
Natural Gas – High Efficiency 16.6   101.0 121.6 136.9 153.6
Electric 96.4   349.1 365.3 372.1 378.9
Heat Pump 2.9   10.4 11.2 11.8 12.3
Other1 4.1   6.5 6.7 6.7 6.7
Wood 18.4   12.4 12.8 12.7 12.6

Dual Systems
Wood/Electric 1.6   2.4 2.5 2.5 2.6
Wood/Heating Oil 0.2   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Natural Gas/Electric 0.0   1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1
Heating Oil/Electric 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Shares (%)
Heating Oil – Normal Efficiency 12.6   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Heating Oil – Medium Efficiency 0.2   2.3 2.2 2.2 2.1
Heating Oil – High Efficiency 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Natural Gas – Normal Efficiency 47.5   3.9 2.6 1.6 0.8
Natural Gas – Medium Efficiency 2.2   16.3 15.2 14.4 13.5
Natural Gas – High Efficiency 4.4   16.2 18.6 20.6 22.6
Electric 25.8   56.0 56.0 55.9 55.8
Heat Pump 0.8   1.7 1.7 1.8 1.8
Other1 1.1   1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Wood 4.9   2.0 2.0 1.9 1.9

Dual Systems
Wood/Electric 0.4   0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Wood/Heating Oil 0.1   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Natural Gas/Electric 0.0   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Heating Oil/Electric 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.