An SRI based approach to increase building smartness

Konstantinos Tsatsakis, Giorgos Papadopoulos
2022 Zenodo  
The EU has committed to reduce by at least 40% greenhouse gas emission by 2030 through the so called "Clean energy for all Europeans package" which set the necessary legal framework and financial infrastructure to achieve this ambitious goal. On the other hand, the most recent Green Deal aim to transform the EU into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, ensuring no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. Towards this direction, the EU commission has promoted the establishment
more » ... of a Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings to provide information on the technological readiness of buildings for interacting with their occupants and the energy grids, and their capabilities for more efficient operation and better performance through ICT technologies in the form of services. In this paper we present a holistic building energy management framework targeting to increase the SRI level of the buildings by introducing different types of services targeting SRI uptake and thus changing the role of buildings from unorganised energy consumers to active agents orchestrating and optimising their energy consumption, production and storage, with the goal of increasing energy performance, maximising occupants' benefit, and facilitating grid operation. Such smart capabilities can effectively assist in creating healthier and more comfortable buildings with lower energy consumption and lower carbon footprint. The technological framework is complemented by suitable business models and exploitation strategies to target the broad market of smart building. In section 2, the overall architecture of the proposed SRI based framework is presented. Then, in Section 3, the focus is about the delivery of non-energy services as a core parameter of the SRI methodology. Last but not least, the business model's definition is complementing the work in Section 4 in order to pave the way for further exploitation of the different services.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6372473 fatcat:2yf6wcpj4fau7fzvajxgmgwcem