Residential Sector
Ontario1
Table 34: Single Detached Secondary Energy Use and GHG Emissions by Energy Source
  1990   2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Total Single Detached Energy Use (PJ) 383.6   418.6 391.5 420.0 435.6 425.1

Energy Use by Energy Source (PJ)
Electricity 112.3   117.9 119.5 121.6 120.4 120.2
Natural Gas 179.4   234.2 205.5 234.8 263.2 251.6
Heating Oil 37.6   18.2 15.4 16.7 14.9 13.5
Other2 4.6   7.9 9.2 6.4 5.8 5.6
Wood 49.7   40.3 41.9 40.6 31.3 34.2

Shares (%)
Electricity 29.3   28.2 30.5 28.9 27.7 28.3
Natural Gas 46.8   56.0 52.5 55.9 60.4 59.2
Heating Oil 9.8   4.4 3.9 4.0 3.4 3.2
Other2 1.2   1.9 2.3 1.5 1.3 1.3
Wood 13.0   9.6 10.7 9.7 7.2 8.0

Activity
Total Floor Space (million m2) 326.9   496.0 501.6 511.3 516.4 522.0
Total Households (thousands) 2,046.6   2,808.2 2,848.3 2,882.2 2,902.1 2,931.3
Energy Intensity (GJ/m2) 1.17   0.84 0.78 0.82 0.84 0.81
Energy Intensity (GJ/household) 187.4   149.1 137.5 145.7 150.1 145.0
Total Single Detached GHG Emissions Excluding Electricity (Mt of CO2e) 13.1   14.3 12.7 14.0 15.0 14.3

GHG Emissions by Energy Source (Mt of CO2e)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 9.0   11.5 10.1 11.5 12.8 12.2
Heating Oil 2.7   1.3 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.0
Other2 0.3   0.5 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.3
Wood 1.2   0.9 1.0 1.0 0.7 0.8

Shares (%)
Electricity  
Natural Gas 68.6   80.9 79.3 82.0 85.7 85.2
Heating Oil 20.3   9.1 8.6 8.4 7.1 6.7
Other2 2.1   3.4 4.4 2.8 2.4 2.4
Wood 8.9   6.6 7.7 6.8 4.9 5.6
GHG Intensity (tonne/TJ) 34.2   34.1 32.5 33.3 34.3 33.6
Heating Degree-Day Index 0.89   0.87 0.79 0.92 1.00 0.92
Cooling Degree-Day Index 1.05   1.65 1.85 1.23 1.03 1.36

Footnotes:

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