SRI FAQ Guide
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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Building performance & energy efficiency
How can I use the SRI to make my home more energy efficient? / How can I save energy with SRI in my house?
The Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) can be a valuable tool for making your home more energy efficient. By assessing your home’s smart readiness, the SRI can identify areas where you can implement energy-saving measures and improve overall energy efficiency. The assessment may highlight opportunities to upgrade to smart appliances, install energy management systems, improve insulation, or optimize heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Additionally, the SRI may provide recommendations for enhancing connectivity and automation, enabling better control and monitoring of energy usage. By following the SRI’s recommendations, you can take concrete steps to save energy in your house, reduce utility bills, and contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly living environment.
Does the SRI consider the environmental impact of building’s materials and construction?
The SRI is the indicator to express the smart readiness as the flexibility of the building. The building’s materials are not part of the calculation.
However, it is important to note that there are other certifications and assessments, such as green building certifications or life cycle assessments, specifically designed to evaluate the environmental impact of buildings’ materials and construction processes.
Can the SRI be used to measure the impact of retrofits or renovations on building performance?
Yes, the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) can be used to measure the impact of retrofits or renovations on building performance. When a building undergoes retrofitting or renovation, it often involves implementing smart technologies, improving energy efficiency, or upgrading systems. By conducting an SRI assessment before and after the retrofit, it is possible to evaluate the change in the building’s smart readiness and its impact on performance. The SRI assessment can help quantify the improvements achieved in terms of energy efficiency, indoor comfort, connectivity, and other relevant factors. This information can be valuable in determining the effectiveness of the retrofit measures and guiding future renovation strategies for optimal building performance.
Does the SRI consider the financial feasibility of implementing energy efficient technologies?
As the SRI is an indicator to describe the current status it can be compared towards another status level, e.g., after investments being done. This is no financial feasibility calculation though.
How does the SRI score correlate with concrete savings?
As the SRI is an indicator to describe the current status it can be compared towards another status level, e.g., after investments being done. This is no score to savings correlation yet available.