This 90-minute hybrid workshop is set against the backdrop of the ongoing Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) implementation and further development (future-proofing) at both EU and national levels (more details in this REHVA Journal article). The members of the Next Gen EPCerts H2020 cluster join forces with the SmartBuilt4EU team with the main scope of providing support to the European Commission services (& contractors) and the EU’s Member States in the upcoming SRI national testing and the ongoing development of the SRI method C (in-use smart performance — quantitative assessment), and possibly other (e.g., ensure an energy performance of buildings (EPB) coherence framework for all instruments to flawlessly work together with energy performance certificates (EPCs), Digital Building Logbooks, Renovation Roadmaps & Passports, Level(s)…). The main goal is to ensure an open co-creation process maximizing quality, relevance, utility, and effectiveness while avoiding reinventing the wheel and ensure a coordinated and convergent approach. Such an approach would greatly support the digital transformation of the EU’s building stock which in turn will enable and facilitate to arrive by 2050 at healthy, safe, efficient, flexible and sustainable (carbon-neutral) buildings for the people.
This workshop aims to leverage to the benefit of EU’s climate and energy goals the ongoing coordination, support, and innovation actions in the next steps of the SRI’s implementation, further development, and the way it will be woven in the package of instruments.