Sectors of Focus

  • Energy


  • Environment

Energy Capacity of Products Sold (PD1504)

Amount of potential energy generation over the lifetime of the product for all products sold by the organization during the reporting period.
Reporting format
Unit of Measure (PD1602)
Metric type
Metric level
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Energy Capacity of Products Sold (PD1504). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote the energy type(s) and all assumptions used to determine the energy capacity.

Usage Guidance

  • This metric is intended to capture the total potential energy production of the products that were sold during the reporting period. This metric should be based on the amount of energy that could be generated by the product during its lifetime. It is most applicable for products that will be operated or used by a client of the organization as opposed to the organization itself.
  • When multiplying the energy capacity of each product sold by Units/Volume Sold: Total (PI1263), organizations should use absolute number of units rather than volume. For example, if the energy capacity of each product (e.g., a lightbulb) is multiplied by each unit of lightbulb product sold, the total energy capacity of products sold can be calculated.
  • Organizations interested in reporting on the energy capacity of an individual product should report against Energy Capacity of Product (PD2713).