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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What do you do if you do not have a lot of smart home components? No e-car, no PV, no smart meter?

If you do not have many smart home components such as an electric car, photovoltaic (PV) system, or smart meter, you can still benefit from the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) by focusing on other aspects of building smart readiness. You can explore improvements in areas like energy-efficient lighting, HVAC controls, insulation, ventilation, and the use of energy-efficient appliances and devices. The SRI is designed to assess overall smart readiness, so even without specific components, there are still opportunities to enhance the energy efficiency and performance of your building.

Where can I find devices that are SRI compatible?

To find devices that are Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) compatible, you can explore various sources such as smart home technology providers, manufacturers, retailers, and online marketplaces that specialize in smart home devices. Look for products that adhere to recognized standards and protocols such as Zigbee, Z-Wave, or Wi-Fi, as these are commonly used for interoperability in smart homes and are likely to be compatible with the SRI requirements.

Who own the devices/appliances that are part of the SRI scheme? – How is the procedure if there are multiple owners, e.g., landlord, tenant, third party?

Ownership of devices/appliances that are part of the SRI scheme can vary depending on the specific situation and agreements between the parties involved. In cases where there are multiple owners, such as landlords, tenants, or third parties, it is important to establish clear agreements regarding ownership, responsibilities, and access to the devices. This may involve negotiations, contractual arrangements, or collaborative decision-making to ensure proper installation, maintenance, and utilization of the devices in line with the goals of the SRI scheme.