Residential Sector
British Columbia and Territories1
Table 33: Single Detached Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by End-Use
  1990   2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Single Detached Energy Use (PJ) 106.6   111.5 110.3 103.3 99.8

Energy Use by End-Use (PJ)
Space Heating 69.8   90.0 95.9 92.8 90.9
Water Heating 18.3   12.2 8.1 5.8 4.7
Appliances 13.4   6.4 4.5 3.3 2.9
Lighting 5.0   2.6 1.8 1.2 1.1
Space Cooling 0.0   0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

Shares (%)
Space Heating 65.5   80.8 86.9 89.8 91.1
Water Heating 17.2   10.9 7.3 5.6 4.7
Appliances 12.6   5.8 4.1 3.2 2.9
Lighting 4.7   2.3 1.6 1.2 1.1
Space Cooling 0.0   0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2

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 End-Use (Mt of CO2e)
Space Heating 2.8   2.5 2.6 2.6 2.5
Water Heating 0.7   0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2
Appliances 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Lighting 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Space Cooling 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Shares (%)
Space Heating 79.7   83.1 88.7 91.7 93.2
Water Heating 19.9   16.3 10.8 8.0 6.6
Appliances 0.4   0.6 0.4 0.3 0.3
Lighting 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Space Cooling 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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.