Sectors of Focus

  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Housing/ Community Development


  • Environment

Building Area of Energy Efficiency Improvements (PI1586)

Area of buildings projected to receive energy efficiency improvements as a result of investments made by the organization during the reporting period.
Reporting format
Unit of Measure (PD1602)
Metric type
Metric level
Product/Service, Organization
IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Building Area of Energy Efficiency Improvements (PI1586). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote details on the types of energy efficiency improvements planned, as well as all assumptions used. See usage guidance for further information.

Usage Guidance

  • Organizations should report the gross floor area in the building(s) where the energy efficiency improvements are projected to be implemented. The projects can include efficiency improvements of lighting (lower usage fixtures, fewer fixtures), increase in building performance through improved insulation, installation of energy-efficient windows, and increased heating/cooling and appliance efficiency.
  • Organizations are encouraged to report this metric in conjunction with Energy Conserved (OI6697), which can be used to describe the amount of energy conserved as a result of these improvements. Organizations that want to report on the amount of money expended on renewable energy infrastructure and technology, which may generate energy efficiency improvements, can use Renewable Energy Expenditures (OI9206). If applicable, such as if the energy efficiency improvements are a part of a wider energy conservation strategy, organizations are also encouraged to report the metric Energy Conservation Strategy (OI4531).