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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Is the SRI voluntary or mandatory?
The Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) is not mandatory but voluntary in the European Union (EU). The EU has developed the SRI as a voluntary tool to assess and promote the smart readiness of buildings. It is intended to provide valuable information for building owners, occupants, and policymakers to make informed decisions related to energy efficiency and smart technologies. However, it’s important to note that the regulatory landscape can change over time, and new policies or regulations may be introduced that could potentially make the SRI mandatory in certain regions or for specific building types. It’s advisable to consult the latest regulations and guidelines in your specific jurisdiction to determine the current status of the SRI and any obligations associated with it.
Is the SRI mandatory for building owners?
The Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) is not mandatory for building owners across all countries or regions. However, it is important to note that the SRI’s mandatory status can change over time as new regulations and policies are introduced. Building owners should stay informed about the requirements and regulations applicable in their specific jurisdiction to determine if the SRI is mandatory for their buildings.
Will SRI be a mandatory element of building energy audits?
The Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) is not a mandatory element of building energy audits. Building energy audits typically focus on assessing and analyzing the energy performance of a building, identifying potential energy-saving measures, and providing recommendations for improvement. While the SRI provides valuable information on the smart readiness of buildings, its integration into mandatory building energy audits may vary depending on local regulations and policies. Some regions or countries may choose to incorporate the SRI as part of their energy audit requirements, while others may not. It’s important to consult the specific regulations and guidelines in your jurisdiction to determine if the SRI is a mandatory element of building energy audits.
Is there a plan to introduce the obligation of the SRI certificate when buying/selling/renting a house?
There are no widespread plans at the European Union (EU) level to introduce an obligation of the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) certificate when buying, selling, or renting a house. The SRI is primarily designed as a voluntary tool to assess the smart readiness of buildings and provide information to various stakeholders. It’s advisable to stay updated with local regulations and consult relevant authorities or real estate professionals to understand any obligations or requirements associated with the SRI certificate in specific buying, selling, or renting scenarios.
Will it be mandatory to prepare a document for the commissioning of new buildings?
At the moment there are no specific requirements for the SRI to be included as a mandatory document for the commissioning of new buildings.
What would the rollout of the SRI look like? Mandatory for all buildings from the beginning? Or when properties are bought and sold?
The rollout of the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) can vary depending on the specific regulations and policies implemented in different regions or countries. The implementation of the SRI can follow different approaches. Some regions may choose to gradually introduce the SRI, starting with specific building types or sizes, or focusing on new construction projects. Others may opt for a phased rollout, where the SRI becomes mandatory for certain buildings over time. Additionally, there may be considerations for incorporating the SRI requirement during real estate transactions, such as when properties are bought and sold. Some regions may explore the integration of the SRI as a mandatory document or requirement during these transactions to provide potential buyers or renters with information about the smart readiness of the building. Stay informed about the regulations and guidelines in your specific region or consult relevant authorities to get the most accurate and up-to-date information on the rollout of the SRI in your context.