Stakeholder consultation

The European Commission and the project consortium are dedicated to give stakeholders the opportunity to provide input to this study, thereby creating a transparent and open process. This website is the main information exchange platform between the study-team, the Commission and the stakeholders. This page allows you to register yourself as stakeholder in the study. By registering you will receive notifications by email regarding website updates, meetings and availability of documents for download.

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Stakeholder consultation

The study team will establish an open and inclusive consultation process in order for various stakeholders provide support to the development of the SRI, via stakeholder meetings and structural gathering of feedback on project deliverables. Additionally, topical stakeholder groups will be set up to retrieve feedback on specific elements of the SRI scheme. Further information on these topical stakeholder groups and their outputs will be updated on this page.

First Stakeholder Meeting

On 26 March 2019 the first stakeholder meeting of the second technical study supporting the development of a Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings took place at the Albert Borschette Congress Centre in Brussels. The meeting was attended by 120 participants from 26 countries – as well as the numerous stakeholders who followed the webstream.

The presentation displayed during the plenary session of the stakeholder meeting and the minutes are available under milestones and documents.

A brief summary of the discussions can be found under meetings.


Topical Groups

The aim of topical groups is to lead in-depth discussions within a compact group of experts and on a more focused scope. Two topical groups have been set up. The first one (topical group A) focuses on the SRI value proposition and implementation; The second one (topical group B) focuses on the SRI calculation methodology. The topical groups consist each of 25-30 experts representing different and complementary European business sector organizations and experts from some Member States.

In the afternoon, two topical group sessions took place.

The session of Topical Group A on the SRI Value Proposition Implementation was led by Paul Waide (Waide Strategic Efficiency Europe). It was explained that the role of Topical Group A is to:

  • Help consolidate the SRI design, methodology and approach towards implementation (all within the scope of the EPBD text)
  • Enable stakeholders to provide support in shaping the development of the SRI
  • Foster informal and open discussion

During the first meeting, discussions were held on two main topics. First, the group considered what are the aspects of the SRI that contribute most to value creation. Second, the group considered the SRI assessment process including what is an acceptable time for the assessment to take and the relative merits and weaknesses of the three archetypal assessment methods presented in the main stakeholder meeting.

More information on Topical Group A:

The session of Topical Group B on the SRI Calculation Methodology was led by Glenn Reynders (EnergyVille/VITO). It was explained that the role of Topical Group B is to:

  • Help consolidate the SRI calculation methodology (all within the scope of the EPBD text)
  • Enable stakeholders to provide support in shaping the development of the SRI
  • Foster informal and open discussion

Two main topics were addressed during the first topical group meeting. First, the group discussed the SRI Impact Criteria as defined in the first technical study, and reflected on the weighting factors applied to these Impact Criteria. The second discussion dealt with the current working assumptions of the second technical study, namely a light quick-scan method (A), a detailed expert analysis (B) and the automated analysis (C). 

More information on Topical Group B:

Open public consultation

An open public consultation will be held to offer stakeholders the opportunity to contribute to the SRI development process and to provide relevant and robust information in a structured way.

This consultation will ultimately inform the development of the SRI and in particular the establishment of the legal acts to be adopted by the European Commission (namely, a delegated act to establish the definition and methodology of the SRI and an implementing act detailing the technical modalities for the effective implementation of the scheme).

If you wish to participate to the open public consultation, please consult these pages:

Most questions do not require technical expertise to answer but it would help if respondents could familiarise themselves with the main findings from the first technical study before answering this consultation. Findings from the first technical study may be found on the page "first technical study outcome" of this website. Documentation on the second technical study may be found on the page "Milestones and Documents" of this website.