This study is executed under the authority of the European Commission DG Energy.
The 2018 revision of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) aims to further promote smart building technologies, in particular through the establishment of a Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings. A first technical study to support the establishment of the SRI concluded in August 2018 and aimed at investigating the possible scope and characteristics of such an indicator. End of December 2018, a second technical support study was launched with the aim to provide further technical input to feed the establishment of the SRI scheme.
Building on the outcomes of the first technical study, this study will deliver the technical inputs needed to refine and finalize the definition of the SRI and the associated calculation methodology. At the same time, this study explores possible options for the implementation of the SRI and evaluates their impact on EU level in order for the Commission services to assess the technical modalities of an effective implementation of the SRI scheme.
This second technical support study will carry out the following tasks:
- Technical support for the consolidation of the definition and the calculation methodology of the SRI.
- Investigation of SRI implementation pathways and of the format of the SRI.
- Guidance for effective SRI implementation.
- Quantitative modelling and analysis of the impact of the SRI at EU level.
- Stakeholder consultation and study website.Understanding and challenges.
- Support to the policy making process.
The second SRI study is carried out by a consortium that spans a broad spectrum of expertise including information and communication technologies (ICT), building physics, economic and environmental assessment, market and consumer analysis, and worldwide contacts, thus guaranteeing a proper scientific performance of the foreseen tasks. The second SRI study is carried out by VITO and Waide Strategic Efficiency Europe. VITO is the coordinator of this study.
Reports issued for this study are available HERE.