Periodic Reporting for period 1 - PRECEPT (A novel decentralized edge-enabled PREsCriptivE and ProacTive framework for increased energy efficiency and well-being in residential buildings)
Reporting period: 2020-10-01 to 2021-09-30
To achieve its ambitious goal, the PRECEPT consortium had to set well-defined objectives. PRECEPT utilizing its innovative PP-BMS will enable the building’s proactive behaviour and will fully exploit Renewable Energy Sources (RES), with minimum need for human intervention, to autonomously configure itself and proactively optimize its actions. The PRECEPT PP-BMS can rapidly and efficiently self-manage, self-monitor, self-heal and self-optimize itself, whenever there are system malfunctions, significant deviations in the forecasted weather conditions affecting both thermal and visual comfort as well as RES generation, occupancy schedules, flexibility forecasts, energy tariffs, loads-scheduling, and level of utilization. The use of IoT sensors and machine learning sources will undoubtedly lead to an exponential growth in data volume, that will be needed to be collected and analyzed. PRECEPT aims to provide novel techniques for supporting the collection and analysis of the expected large volume of data. Furthermore, PRECEPT will deliver and integrate digital twin technology tools that will be continuously updated with real-life data for early prediction, automatic repair, and optimal building operation. PRECEPT also realizes the importance of user communication and user communities. Towards this objective PRECEPT plans to develop a social collaboration platform on which, users may exchange information, experiences, and practices. PRECEPT will also introduce standardized procedures for data management and building proactiveness that will contribute to the development of the required Smart Proactiveness Indicators (SPIs) of the building. PRECEPT also aims to deliver AI algorithms dedicated to prescriptive maintenance. These algorithms will exploit historical building information, as well as local climatic data, creating appliance/ device behavioural models. Lastly, PRECEPT will introduce, implement, and demonstrate novel sustainable business models for transforming traditional reactive buildings into proactive buildings. These models will offer diverse solution sets that will include all relevant metrics and indicators.