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Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) (GEN – 1127.00)

22 June 2020

2 min read
European Policy

Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) (GEN – 1127.00)

22 June 2020

2 min read

GEN – 1127.00. The preparation of the delegated acts that will establish the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) scheme under Article 8(10) of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) started in November 2019. The two acts are now open for feedback – one on the definition and calculation methodology and the second on its implementation. The adoption of an SRI by the Member States is optional.


Between February 2017 and August 2018, the first study into Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) took place.

The revised European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2018.844 (EPBD) of 30 May 2018 included in Article 8 the development of an optional Smart Readiness Indicator by 31 December 2019 to be supported by delegated acts defining the smart readiness indicator, its calculation methodology and implementing act detailing the technical modalities for the effective implementation SRI including a timeline for a non-committal test-phase at national level.

The second study into the SRI ran from September 2018, it published its 3rd interim report in February 2020 and the final report should be available by the end of June 2020.

As indicated in previous updates, it is not yet clear if and which Member States will implement the optional SRI in their transposition of the revised EPBD by February/March 2020. Because this February/March deadline has passed, it is quite possible that the SRI would not have been introduced in the timely national transpositions of the revised EPBD (if these transpositions would already have taken place).

Some notes on the proposals

The Member States may adopt the SRI on an optional basis and can terminate the scheme at any time. They may decide whether the SRI would be mandatory or voluntary, and they are allowed to adapt the calculation methodology as defined in Annex VII.

The consequences of these three elements are that there could be a fragmented approach across Europe and similar to the transposition of the EPBD manufacturers may be confronted with specific requirements in Member States.

The acts would enter into force 20 days after publication and a review would take place before 1 January 2026.

Recommended Actions

Members that manufacture products with smart functions are recommended to provide their feedback on the two proposed acts by 16 July.

The Member Associations are asked to keep the Eurovent Secretariat informed about the latest national transposition of the EPBD and if these include a mandatory or voluntary introduction of an SRI.

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