PD IEC/TR 62726:2014 - Guidance on quantifying greenhouse gas emission reductions from the baseline for electrical and electronic products and systems

PD IEC/TR 62726:2014

Guidance on quantifying greenhouse gas emission reductions from the baseline for electrical and electronic products and systems

Status : Current   Published : August 2014



IEC TR 62726, which is a technical report (hereinafter referred to as "report") describes principles and guidance on quantifying greenhouse gas emission (CO 2e) reductions compared to a baseline (which includes “ business as usual”) for electrical and electronic products and systems (hereinafter referred as EE products).

This report addresses GHG reduction through an EE product-related GHG project, not just the difference between GHG emissions of two EE products.

This report is applicable to any type of EE product-related GHG projects which are introducing low-carbon technologies or highly energy-efficient products, etc., including both final products and intermediate products.

This report is based on the result of a comparative study on existing methodologies published or under discussion in international organizations.

This report is intended to be used by those involved in design, development and use of EE products, and their supply chains regardless of industry sectors, regions, types, activities and sizes of organizations.

Table 1 illustrates an example of an EE product-related GHG project and its relation with an EE product (also see Figure 2):

Table 1
An example of EE product-related GHG projects

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In this report, ISO 14064‑2, ITU‑T L.1410[2] and GHG Protocol for Project Accounting, are studied and compared since these documents and initiatives are regarded as the most influential ones worldwide at the moment.

This report refers to requirements relevant to EE product-related GHG projects in the existing documents, e.g. ISO 14064‑2 and GHG Protocol for Project Accounting and quotes them with boxes. The boxes are followed by guidance applicable to EE product-related GHG projects. It is to be noted that these boxes do not capture the full text of the referred standards therefore readers are encouraged to read the standards to fully understand their requirements.

This report is programme-neutral. If an organization applies for a specific programme (e.g. a greenhouse gas programme, such as certification and recognition of GHG reduction units under clean development mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), or another climate change mitigation programme) some requirements of that programme may apply in addition to the descriptions given in this report.


Under the Kyoto Protocol’s CDM, a key provision is that CDM projects contribute to local sustainable development goals in addition to generating greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Sustainable development criteria may also be important to other climate change mitigation programmes. Because sustainability is not directly related to greenhouse gas emissions quantification, this report does not address such provisions or criteria.

Standard NumberPD IEC/TR 62726:2014
TitleGuidance on quantifying greenhouse gas emission reductions from the baseline for electrical and electronic products and systems
Publication Date31 August 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 14064-3:2006, ISO 14040:2006, ISO 9000:2005, ITU-T L.1430:2013, ISO 14044:2006, ISO 14064-2:2006, ISO 14064-1:2006, ITU-T L.1410:2012, ISO TS 14067:2013, IEC 62430:2009, IEC TR 62725:2013
International RelationshipsIEC TR 62726:2014
DescriptorsReports, Atmosphere, Pollution control, Measurement, Quality management, Climatology, Gases, Emission, Pollutant gases, Greenhouse gases, Air pollution, Climate, Carbon dioxide, Environmental engineering
ISBN978 0 580 85647 1
File Size1.487 MB

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