Project summary

This study will provide technical support to the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission in order to feed the negotiations and decision process regarding potentially setting up a ‘Smart Readiness Indicator for Buildings’. Such a ‘Smart Readiness Indicator’ (SRI) would give recognition for smarter building technologies and functionalities which enhance the energy efficiency and other pertinent performance characteristics of the building stock. It could be an incentive for the integration of cutting edge ICT-based solutions for energy efficiency into buildings, which can assist in creating more healthy and comfortable buildings with a lower energy use and carbon impact, and facilitate the integration of renewable energy systems.

The following tasks will be carried out to reach these objectives:

  • Task 1: Characterisation of smart ready technologies (SRT) and services;
  • Task 2:  Establishment of a robust methodology for the harmonised calculation at EU level of the SRI of buildings;
  • Task 3: Consultation with stakeholders;
  • Task 4: An impact assessment of the SRI and its component SRTs on the performance of EU buildings;
  • Task 5: Consultancy to support the Commission's policy making process.

The study will end in July, 2018.