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A novel decentralized edge-enabled PREsCriptivE and ProacTive framework for increased energy efficiency and well-being in residential buildings

Project description

Turning traditional reactive buildings into proactive ones

Energy consumption in buildings has been decreasing since 2008, mainly due to efforts observed in the residential sector and policy measures, as well as higher energy prices and the recession. The deployment and operation of proactive residential buildings will soon become yet another reason. The EU-funded PRECEPT project will facilitate the smooth and almost zero operational costs transformation of conventional residential buildings into highly efficient proactive residential buildings. It is tapping into this new framework and is proposing a Pred(scr)ictive and Proactive Building Energy Management System (PP-BMS). By making buildings smarter as regards energy management systems, the project will develop new sustainable business models for transforming traditional reactive buildings into proactive buildings.


PRECEPT ambitiously aims to set the grounds for the deployment and operation of proactive residential buildings. The proposed framework introduces a “plug-n-play” Pred(scr)ictive and Proactive building energy management system (PP-BMS) installed locally at building level, at the Edge-Enable Proactiveness (EEP) device. The proposed PP-BMS is self-adapted, self-learned, -managed, -monitored, -healing and -optimized, requiring no (or minimum) installation costs and no maintenance. PP-BMS transform traditional reactive buildings to proactive ones, increasing their performance (both energy efficiency and occupants’ well-being), exploiting RES, storage, forecasts and energy tariffs. PRECEPT also targets to the development of a real-time digital representation of the intelligent proactive residential buildings by employing 6D BIM technology. Further to that, a set of novel indicators leveraging on the smart readiness rationale will be introduced for rating the Smart Proactiveness of buildings. The proposed indicators will enable the introduction of a reliable framework under which the comparative assessment of the level of smartness and proactiveness of buildings can be regulated and assessed. Also, PRECEPT approach will deliver advanced data visualizations, utilizing big-data and visual analytics techniques, which in conjunction with a social collaboration platform will engage stakeholders to exchange best-practices. Interaction with the grid will be supported in a secured (Hyperledger Fabric) manner through the decentralized EEP device, supporting the implementation of D/R strategies. To maximize its potential impact, PRECEPT demonstrates novel sustainable business models for rendering traditional reactive buildings to proactive buildings that go beyond the energy-related benefits and cost-optimal analysis but include occupants’ well-being, and other services. PRECEPT framework will be demonstrated in relevant environments in 5 use cases, including 250 apartments.

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Net EU contribution
€ 820 312,50
Leoforos kifissias 217a
151 24 Maroussi

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 351 562,50

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