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A reference big data platform implementation and AI analytics toolkit toward innovative data sharing-driven energy service ecosystems for the building sector and beyond

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AI to improve building sector value chain

Advanced data analytics can allow building and market actors to integrate and improve their value chain. The EU-funded BEYOND project will develop a reference Big Data management platform with an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) analytics toolkit that will allow the acquisition of derivative data and intelligence in addition to real-life building data and relevant data from external sources. The analytics toolkit will allow the performance of descriptive–predictive–prescriptive analytics based on pre-trained algorithms, aiming towards the intelligent real-time automated control of building assets. The Big Data platform and the AI analytics toolkit will be associated with intelligence sharing mechanisms, allowing stakeholders to acquire building data and advanced analytics. The project will deliver energy services to the building sector in addition to improving and increasing business operations and processes. Moreover, it will be validated in large-scale demonstrations.


BEYOND brings forward a reference Big Data Management Platform, on top of which an advanced AI analytics toolkit will be offered allowing for the delivery of derivative data and intelligence out of a blend of real-life building data and relevant data coming from external sources (batch and real-time). The Analytics Toolkit will enable the execution of a wealth of descriptive-predictive-prescriptive analytics on the basis of pre-trained algorithms focusing on Personal Analytics (consumer behaviour, comfort and flexibility profiling), Industrial Analytics (Energy Performance, Predictive Maintenance, Forecasting and Flexibility analytics), along with Edge Analytics towards intelligent real-time automated control of building assets. The BEYOND Big data platform and AI Analytics Toolkit will be associated with novel data (intelligence) sharing mechanisms that enable the integration of value chain stakeholders (building and market actors), thus allowing the latter ones to gain the opportunity to acquire building data & advanced analytics and build their own applications and solutions, towards (i) providing innovative energy services to the building sector, while (ii) at the same time improving their business operations and increasing their business processes and operations (de-risked EPC, informed policy planning & infrastructure sizing). To achieve this degree of intelligence and optimization, BEYOND will leverage data, primary or secondarily related to the building domain, coming from diverse sources (data APIs, historical, sensor / IoT, weather and market data, the EU Building Stock Observatory, open building data hubs) integrated to the BEYOND Platform to enable data exchange in an interoperable and standards-based manner. BEYOND will be validated in 4 large-scale demonstrators (EL, ES, FI, RS) involving (i) data collection from diverse building typologies, data sources, building systems and devices, and (ii) data (intelligence) sharing with various market actors.

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Net EU contribution
€ 523 250,00
Mithridatou 36-38
11632 Athina

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 224 250,00

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