Applicability of the smart readiness indicator for cold climate countries

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dc.contributor Aalto University en Janhunen, Eerika Pulkka, Lauri Säynäjoki, Antti Junnila, Seppo 2019-06-20T13:11:46Z 2019-06-20T13:11:46Z 2019-04-01
dc.identifier.citation Janhunen , E , Pulkka , L , Säynäjoki , A & Junnila , S 2019 , ' Applicability of the smart readiness indicator for cold climate countries ' , Buildings , vol. 9 , no. 4 , 102 . en
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dc.description.abstract In the EU's revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), a smart readiness indicator (SRI) was introduced as an energy efficiency activity to promote smart ready technologies (SRT) in the building sector. The proposed methodology is based on the evaluation of building services and how they contribute on SRT. The purpose of this paper is to explore the applicability of the SRI to cold climate countries in Northern Europe. The Northern European countries are an interesting test environment for the indicator because of their advanced information and communication technology and high building energy consumption profiles. The findings imply that regardless of the SRI's conceptualization as a system oriented (smart grid) approach, in its current form, it was not able to recognize the specific features of cold climate buildings, specifically those employing advanced district heating (DH) systems. Another, more practical, implication of the study was that due to the subjective nature of the proposed process for selecting SRI relevant building services, the applicability of SRI as a fair rating system across the EU member states is problematic. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher MDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofseries Buildings en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 9, issue 4 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other Architecture en
dc.subject.other Civil and Structural Engineering en
dc.subject.other Building and Construction en
dc.subject.other 520 Other social sciences en
dc.title Applicability of the smart readiness indicator for cold climate countries en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Built Environment
dc.contributor.department Real Estate Economics
dc.subject.keyword District heating
dc.subject.keyword Energy efficiency
dc.subject.keyword EPBD
dc.subject.keyword Smart grid
dc.subject.keyword Smart readiness indicator
dc.subject.keyword Smart ready technologies
dc.subject.keyword Architecture
dc.subject.keyword Civil and Structural Engineering
dc.subject.keyword Building and Construction
dc.subject.keyword 520 Other social sciences
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201906203850
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/buildings9040102
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