International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies


CENELEC project SmartHouse Roadmap



Further co-ordination is needed for transition to a common standardisation process of all communicating home equipments and associated services, leading to coherent sets of standards and specifications of interoperability between ICT services & applications, advanced electronic devices (products), commands and controls, and networks in homes of European citizens.

The objective of the CENELEC SmartHouse Roadmap project (supported by the European Commission and the Eurpean Free Trade Association) is to provide strategic direction and co-ordination for the standardisation activities of the ESOs (ETSI, CEN and CENELEC), together with other bodies that are active in this space, in order to reflect properly the growth of the SmartHouse and all the services, applications, systems and networks associated with it and to encourage future market growth. The intention is to identify all existing initiatives or standardisation works in the area and to co-ordinate actions so that to the greatest extent existing and future work should deliver interoperable solutions for any 'SmartHouse' service or application.

CENELEC Project SmartHouse Roadmap

The project deliverable, the Roadmap, identifies what is already available from whatever standardisation source, what is being developed, what additional work would be needed and what is redundant or duplicated was developed. The Roadmap consists of a matrix of standardisation activities and referenced work that are clearly prioritised and sorted with regard to prerequisite activities as well as identifying specific areas where appropriate stakeholders may co-operate to identify and carry out future co-ordinated standards work.

The CENELEC SmartHouse Roadmap Project was carried out by a Project Team (this latter supported by a steering group). A draft CENELEC Project Report SmartHouse Roadmap which included draft recommendations was published on 2010-11-01 for public enquiry.

Strategic closing event (Wednesday 9 February 2011, CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre)

A closing event during which the SmartHouse Roadmap Project vision, approach and way forward were presented was held on 2011-02-09. Participants (75) endorsed the project methodology, tools, deliverables and recommendations, which reflect the growth of the SmartHouse services, applications, systems and networks associated with it in. The attendees underlined the fact that a coordinated action to implement the project recommendations would be welcomed in order to manage procedures and criteria for qualification of standards.


CLC/TC 205 "Home and Building Electronic Systems" took the results of the project on board prior to the possible transfer of the SmartHouse Roadmap Project to an existing or newly established dedicated coordination group.


Documents for downloading
- Download background documents (presentations of the kick-off meeting, the approved SHR Business Plan and the Membership Registration Form).
- Download the draft CENELEC Project Report SmartHouse Roadmap for the European Commission.
- Download the Open Event presentations
- Download the Final SmartHouse Roadmap Recommendations to the European Commission
- Download the SmartHouse Roadmap leaflet


Contact point: Mercedes Mira Costa / Constant Kohler