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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Is the SRI too complex for the average person to understand?

The complexity of the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) can vary depending on the level of technical knowledge and familiarity with smart building concepts. For the average person without a background in the field, the SRI may involve technical terms and criteria that could be challenging to grasp fully. However, efforts can be made to simplify the presentation of the SRI to make it more accessible and understandable for a broader audience. Clear communication, user-friendly interfaces, and informative materials can help bridge the gap and enable the average person to comprehend the purpose and basic principles of the SRI. By providing educational resources and engaging in public awareness campaigns, the understanding and appreciation of the SRI can be enhanced among the general public.

Is the SRI important for the general public to understand it?

While it is not essential for the general public to have an in-depth understanding of the technical intricacies of the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI), it is still important for them to have a basic understanding of its purpose and implications. The general public can benefit from knowing that the SRI helps identify buildings that are equipped with advanced technologies and features, which can lead to energy savings, improved indoor environments, and reduced environmental impact. Understanding the importance of the SRI can empower individuals to make informed choices when it comes to renting, purchasing, or occupying buildings, and it can also encourage them to support initiatives and policies that promote smart and sustainable buildings.