Residential Sector
Canada
Table 1: Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Energy Use (PJ) 1,424.5   1,574.0 1,508.2 1,572.0 1,608.7 1,544.0

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 467.4   598.7 593.9 620.0 632.1 608.5
Natural Gas 528.4   682.2 632.1 685.6 732.3 689.8
Heating Oil 186.4   101.2 86.0 76.0 72.5 69.4
Other1 21.9   18.7 20.8 16.4 14.7 14.3
Wood 220.5   173.2 175.4 174.0 157.1 162.0

Shares (%)
Electricity 32.8   38.0 39.4 39.4 39.3 39.4
Natural Gas 37.1   43.3 41.9 43.6 45.5 44.7
Heating Oil 13.1   6.4 5.7 4.8 4.5 4.5
Other1 1.5   1.2 1.4 1.0 0.9 0.9
Wood 15.5   11.0 11.6 11.1 9.8 10.5

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 1,208   1,881 1,910 1,967 1,997 2,026
Total Households (thousands) 9,895   13,551 13,706 13,858 13,989 14,137
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 1.18   0.84 0.79 0.80 0.81 0.76
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 144.0   116.2 110.0 113.4 115.0 109.2
Total GHG Emissions Including Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 72.8   71.7 66.3 69.0 69.1 65.4

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity 26.3   25.5 23.5 24.8 23.4 22.2
Natural Gas 26.7   33.8 31.2 33.7 35.9 33.6
Heating Oil 13.2   7.2 6.1 5.4 5.1 4.9
Other1 1.4   1.2 1.3 1.0 0.9 0.9
Wood 5.2   4.1 4.1 4.1 3.7 3.8

Shares (%)
Electricity 36.1   35.5 35.5 35.9 33.9 34.0
Natural Gas 36.7   47.1 47.1 48.9 51.9 51.3
Heating Oil 18.2   10.0 9.2 7.8 7.4 7.5
Other1 1.9   1.6 2.0 1.5 1.3 1.4
Wood 7.1   5.7 6.2 5.9 5.3 5.8
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 51.1   45.6 43.9 43.9 42.9 42.4
Total GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 46.5   46.2 42.7 44.2 45.6 43.2
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 32.6   29.4 28.3 28.1 28.4 28.0
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.92   0.90 0.84 0.93 0.98 0.92
Cooling Degree-Day Index 1.05   1.51 1.70 1.18 1.11 1.37

Footnotes:

1) “Other” includes coal and propane.