Residential Sector
British Columbia and Territories1
Table 37: Apartments Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by End-Use
  1990   2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Apartments Energy Use (PJ) 20.3   30.7 32.0 30.3 29.6

Energy Use by End-Use (PJ)
Space Heating 8.5   22.3 26.3 26.2 26.2
Water Heating 6.6   5.0 3.3 2.4 1.9
Appliances 4.3   2.9 2.0 1.5 1.2
Lighting 0.8   0.5 0.3 0.2 0.2
Space Cooling 0.0   0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Shares (%)
Space Heating 42.1   72.6 82.3 86.5 88.5
Water Heating 32.6   16.4 10.4 7.9 6.5
Appliances 21.2   9.4 6.3 4.8 4.2
Lighting 4.0   1.5 1.0 0.7 0.6
Space Cooling 0.1   0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 28.4   54.2 57.3 58.8 60.3
Total Households (thousands) 358.2   586.7 593.6 590.7 600.0
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 0.72   0.56 0.56 0.52 0.49
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 56.7   52.3 53.9 51.3 49.3
Total Apartments GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 0.6   0.8 0.9 0.8 0.8

GHG Emissions by End-Use (Mt of CO2e)
Space Heating 0.4   0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7
Water Heating 0.3   0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
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 56.6   74.3 83.6 87.8 90.0
Water Heating 42.3   24.6 15.6 11.6 9.5
Appliances 1.0   1.2 0.7 0.6 0.5
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) 30.6   27.4 26.9 27.3 27.0
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.