"Building Energy Performance Certificates: The Enabler Smart Readiness Indicator" workshop
9:00 – 12:30, 29th September 2021, hybrid
This 90-minute hybrid workshop was set against the backdrop of the ongoing Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) implementation and further development (future-proofing) at both EU and national levels (more details in this REHVA Journal article). The members of the Next Gen EPCerts H2020 cluster joined forces with the SmartBuilt4EU team with the main scope of providing support to the European Commission services (& contractors) and the EU’s Member States in the upcoming SRI national testing and the ongoing development of the SRI method C (in-use smart performance – quantitative assessment), and possibly other (e.g. ensure an energy performance of buildings (EPB) coherence framework for all instruments to flawlessly work together energy performance certificates (EPCs), Digital Building Logbooks, Renovation Roadmaps & Passports, Level(s)…) . The main goal is to ensure an open co-creation process maximizing quality, relevance, utility and effectiveness while avoiding reinventing the wheel and ensure a coordinated and convergent approach. Such an approach would greatly support the digital transformation of the EU’s building stock which in turn will enable and facilitate to arrive by 2050 at healthy, safe, efficient, flexible and sustainable (carbon neutral) buildings for the people.
The main workshop outcome, in addition to the event report in MDPI AG Proceedings, was to leverage to the benefit of EU’s climate and energy goals the ongoing coordination, support and innovation actions in the next steps of the SRI’s implementation and further development and the way it will be weaved in the package of instruments (EPCs, etc.).