CEN-CENELEC Workshop on 'Standardized On-site SRI Building Audits: Framework Development Workshop'

The Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) calculation is an auditing process aiming at assessing the automation and control aspects of building.  It requires a structured chronological sequence and corresponding obligations in terms of scope, aims and thoroughness. The SRI assessment requires inspection both of physical and operational aspects of building technical systems, including automation and control of building services.

Given that the SRI scheme is recently developed, there is a need for the development of standardized auditing procedures, which will be in line with the requirements of the nature of the SRI auditing processes.


This is especially important given SRI audit, as an integral part of the EU energy performance of buildings directive (EPBD) recast, reflects the requirements of the European energy policy beyond general energy related improvements suggested by the energy audit, towards creating new opportunities for energy savings achieved through building automation and control systems.


The EN 16247 standards, as Europe’s best practices in energy audits of buildings, provide the requirements accompanying a comprehensive (9-steps) auditing process. This series of standards is very useful as SRI audit shares a lot of common characteristics with the energy audits.


The CWA to develop is related to the SMART SQUARE project (funded by European Commission and CINEA: https://www.smartsquare-project.eu) to adopt the audit procedures described in the EN 16247:2022 energy audit standard, with the aim to deliver a novel SRI audit procedure.


The purpose of this workshop is to create consensus-based guidelines with recommendations for implementation of SRI building audits.


A step-by-step SRI on-site audit procedure will be prepared, with the aim of becoming a harbinger of the development of an integrated, standardized process for the performance of on-site SRI audits.

The development of a CWA on Standardized On-site Building Audits is proposed due to the following reasons:

  • the need to develop an auditing process specific for SRI;
  • the need for a wide implementation of the SRI audits within EU Member States;
  • the need to fulfil the requirements of the European energy policy (EPBD) by creating new opportunities for energy savings through building automation and control systems:
  • the need for raising awareness of the value behind building automation and electronic monitoring of building systems,
  • the need to make actual (cost) savings of those new enhanced functionalities measurable.

The planned CWA is intended to be used by Energy Audit Experts, SRI Assessors, Professionals in the Building and Construction Industry, Regulatory Authorities, Environmental and Sustainability Organizations, Academics and Students.


The kick-off meeting will be held on 04 March 2024 in Brussels, at CCMC headquarters. People who cannot attend the meeting in person may attend online. People interested to participate in the kick-off meeting can register using the form below.


All interested parties are invited to submit comments on the draft Project Plan using the commenting form below, to the Workshop secretary, Cristina STĂNIŞTEANU (cristina.stanisteanu@asro.roby February 26th 2024.


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