Find here the answer to common questions about SRI.

This FAQ site is part of the Smart Square project, which aims to develop and deliver the appropriate tools and applications to enable the promotion and establishment of intelliegence assessment of buildings in Europe, through the SRI scheme.

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Availability & implementation in Member States

Are there any countries where SRI is already implemented?

The SRI is not mandatory in any EU country. The SRI is already available for calculation to all European citizens. Support for the calculation, e.g., for a calculation on Method A can be found on this website.

Is the SRI recognized by international organizations?

The Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) is primarily developed and promoted by the European Union (EU) as a tool for assessing the smart readiness of buildings. While the SRI is not specifically recognized by international organizations in a formal or official capacity, its principles and objectives align with broader global initiatives focused on energy efficiency, sustainability, and smart technologies in the built environment. International organizations such as the United Nations (UN), International Energy Agency (IEA), and International Standards Organization (ISO) have their own frameworks, guidelines, and programs related to energy efficiency and sustainability in buildings. While the SRI may not be explicitly recognized, its concepts and methodologies can complement and contribute to the broader global efforts toward creating smarter and more sustainable buildings. It is advisable to refer to the latest developments and collaborations between the EU and international organizations for any updates on the recognition or integration of the SRI within broader international frameworks.

What about countries where energy demand flexibility is not possible?

The SRI has a transparent calculation. For the specific aspect of demand flexibility this addresses only one domain. If such aspect is not given in a specific country, then likely all building SRIs will have not this rating for the domain. The rating for all remaining eight domains is still possible. 

Where can I find examples of SRI assessments of buildings in different countries?

The SRI is not mandatory in any EU country. So currently there is also no assessment database. The coordinators of this website will update this info as soon as it is available.