In the framework of the EPBD revision, in March 2021, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) organised a series of workshops as part of the public consultation which is open until 22 June, aiming to collect views from different stakeholders. The Smart Readiness indicator (SRI) was discussed in the fourth workshop (19 May) and received many interesting comments from stakeholders. In the polls that were distributed during the workshop, participants identified “improved IAQ” as the most important indicator amongst seven, and after “thermal comfort” and “energy efficiency”.

REHVA has been active during the stakeholder workshops, stressing among others, the importance of both qualitative and quantitative SRI as a market-pull instrument to support the digital transformation of buildings. REHVA is also coordinating views and inputs from its Member Associations to submit the public consultation questionnaire which also includes questions relevant to the SRI.

Next steps

  • At the end of 2021, the Commission will publish the proposal for the third EPBD revision that will be debated in trialogue discussions between the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission.
  • In Autumn 2021, is expected to start activities the third SRI technical support service that will enable and facilitate the needed means of sharing experiences between Member States during the national testing phase under the umbrella of the soon to be formed “SRI platform”.
  • In Autumn 2021, SRI TGC members also expect to resume activities in full synchronicity with the national testing phase and ongoing EU funded projects that include activities related to SRI, especially testing, demonstration, further development and market uptake e.g.

More information about the SRI can be found at REHVA's Experts area.

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