Motivation & Impact
The Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) is a common EU methodology that rates the smart readiness of buildings (or building units) for their capability to perform three key functionalities: (a) optimise energy efficiency and overall in-use performance, (b) adapt their operation to the needs of the occupants, and (c) adapt their operation according to signals from the grid (to provide demand response services). The SRI was introduced in the 2018 revision of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) as a way to emphasize the role of smart building technologies – such as technologies for building automation and monitoring of equipment operation – in improving the energy efficiency of buildings and their capability to be active components of the future EU energy system.
SRI2MARKET facilitates the diffusion of innovative technologies and solutions for energy efficiency in buildings by promoting the concept of the SRI instrument. In effect, the SRI rates the controllability of a building, i.e. the extent to which the technical capabilities that are installed in a building can improve energy efficiency and operational flexibility if utilized correctly. The end result is that the adoption of the SRI can be expected to motivate building owners and facility managers to evaluate: (a) the capabilities that are currently installed in their buildings, (b) the way these capabilities are utilized, and (c) whether there is a business case for upgrading them.
Role of R2M