AIOTI WG13 Smart Buildings and Architecture has prepared a position paper A balanced approach for implementing the Smart Readiness Indicator.

The voluntary Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive is a welcome development. If implemented in a balanced and holistic manner, the SRI has the ability to raise awareness about the benefits of smart technologies and the uptake of new technology in the building sector. To ensure a balanced and holistic approach to the SRI framework, this paper outlines AIOTI Smart Building and Architecture Working Group’s position on the main questions guiding the 2nd phase of the SRI study. Among other recommendations, AIOTI urges the SRI Study Group to consider:

  • The inclusion of network readiness as a key impact criterion to address the importance of connectivity for smart systems to function smoothly.
  • Ensure the SRI Is compatible with the LEVEL(S) scheme, Energy Performance Certificates, and the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive.
  • Ensure the SRI framework is adaptable and accounts for the differences in building contexts, typologies and geographic locations through distinct frameworks for building types.
  • For the widest use and adoption of the SRI, the framework must be flexible in assessment by ensuring the format and presentation of information is conveyed in a meaningful manner so it is easily understood.

We use this paper to open a dialog between AIOTI and the SRI Study Group on the topics highlighted in this paper.

The full paper can be downloaded here.