Residential Sector
British Columbia and Territories1
Table 32: Single Detached Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Single Detached Energy Use (PJ) 106.6   111.5 110.3 103.3 99.8

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 32.8   46.8 46.8 41.9 39.9
Natural Gas 47.5   51.0 50.3 48.5 47.3
Heating Oil 8.9   1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0
Other2 2.1   0.9 0.8 0.7 0.7
Wood 15.3   11.4 11.2 11.1 11.0

Shares (%)
Electricity 30.8   42.0 42.4 40.5 40.0
Natural Gas 44.6   45.8 45.6 46.9 47.3
Heating Oil 8.4   1.2 1.1 1.1 1.0
Other2 2.0   0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7
Wood 14.3   10.2 10.1 10.8 11.0

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 114.6   183.4 187.0 189.2 191.1
Total Households (thousands) 730.9   995.1 1,001.3 991.2 1,001.3
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.93   0.61 0.59 0.55 0.52
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 145.8   112.0 110.2 104.2 99.7
Total Single Detached GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 3.6   3.0 2.9 2.8 2.7

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 2.4   2.6 2.5 2.4 2.3
Heating Oil 0.6   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Other2 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
Wood 0.4   0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3

Shares (%)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 68.6   85.9 86.3 86.3 86.4
Heating Oil 17.8   3.2 2.9 2.8 2.6
Other2 3.6   1.8 1.8 1.6 1.5
Wood 10.1   9.0 9.0 9.4 9.6
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 33.4   26.7 26.4 27.0 27.1
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.97   0.96 0.92 0.88 0.83
Cooling Degree-Day Index 0.71   1.59 1.23 2.10 2.70

Footnotes:

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