History of the SRI
2017 - 2018
2019 - 2020
The amendment of Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD) outlined the impact of the energy system digitalisation in the energy landscape, from integration of renewables to smart grids and smart-ready buildings. As a result, smart-ready systems and digital solutions in the built environment are to be promoted through the provision of targeted incentives. Consequently, the introduction of the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) as a common European scheme for rating the smart readiness of buildings.
The power to adopt acts to supplement the directive and to establish the definition of the SRI and the calculation methodology was delegated to the European Commission (EC). The powers regarding the modalities for its implementation were also conferred to the Commission. As preparatory work, a first SRI technical study was launched in March 2017 by the EC and conducted by VITO, WSEE, ECOFYS, and OFFIS including a preliminary definition of the SRI and calculation methodology, as well as an extensive stakeholder consultation. A second SRI technical study conducted by VITO and WSEE for the fine-tuning of the definition and calculation methodology started in December 2018 and concluded in June 2020. As a result, the Commission Delegated Regulation 2020/2155 and the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2156 were published.