Smart Tools for Smart Buildings: Enhancing the intelligence of buildings in Europe

At the beginning of December 2022, the project SMART2: Smart Tools for Smart Buildings was launched, which aims to develop and deliver the appropriate tools and applications, which will enable the promotion and establishment of intelligence assessment of buildings in Europe, through buildings Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) scheme.


Within the Smart² project, it is also planned to be deliver a cloud-based open platform for the assessment of building intelligence, available in all 24 official EU languages, considering as well the specificities of the Member States, with a view to maximum synergy with other EU initiatives. In addition, the Rate of Return of smart readiness improvements of buildings will be identified, on the grounds of existing CEN standards, enabling the definition of smartness cost optimal building upgrades.

Smart² will also enable the smartness assessment of 6 pilot buildings with the use of real time data, focusing on interoperability gaps and cybersecurity aspects. Aspects of integrating SRI in digital building logbooks will also be investigated, with the aim to allow the future integration of the SRI rating and its background information. 

Capacity building activities are also envisaged, the operation of an SRI help desk, where stakeholders, building designers, facility managers, as well as building users, will have the opportunity to issue an online SRI rating for their building, through a simplified procedure (questions and answers), a virtual learning center, as well as events such as SRI Days.

Partners: CyRIC Cyprus Research & Innovation Center Ltd (Cypros); R2M Solution (Italy); REHVA The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning associations; IsZEB Inteligent solutions for zero-energy buildings (Greece); Cleopa GmbH (Germany); ASRO Romanian National Standards Body (Romania); BrainBox AI; Arcadis (Italy); Euphyia Tech (Cypros); Center for Energy Efficiency EnEffect (Bulgaria);

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