Commission launches consultation on the establishment of a smart readiness indicator for buildings
The European Commission has launched a consultation on the Smart Readiness Indicator to help ensure that building owners, occupants and other interested parties are made aware of the significant benefits that smart technologies and ICT can bring to buildings, particularly in terms of improved energy performance and enhanced comfort and well-being.
The SRI is part of the provisions of the EPBD that support modernisation of buildings in the EU, including through a wider and faster uptake of smart technologies.
The building sector is the single largest energy consumer in the EU and 75% of the EU’s buildings are energy inefficient. A modernised and refurbished building stock therefore has a key role to play in the transition to a smarter, renewable-intensive and decarbonised energy system and, in the longer term, to a climate neutral economy. The EPBD is the main legislative instrument for the promotion of energy performance improvements in buildings within the EU.
The revision of the EPBD was the first dossier in the Clean energy for all Europeans package to be adopted, and entered into force on 9 July 2018.