A successful “kick-off” meeting of the newly launched HORIZON 2020 project “PRECEPT”

During 29 and 30 of October 2020, the PRECEPT Project “kick-off” meeting was successfully held remotely, according to the COVID-19 traveling restrictions for most partners. 


The European Commission Horizon 2020 project PRECEPT transforms traditional reactive buildings to proactive ones, increasing their performance (both energy efficiency and occupants’ well-being), exploiting Renewable Energy Sources (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 Building Information Management (BIM) technologies. 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 PRECEPT Project is coordinated by Mr Konstantinos Arvanitis the business development manager of WATT+VOLT Greece and brings together 15 European partners from 10 countries.


Throughout the kick-off meeting the participants presented a detailed framework of activities, methodologies and technologies utilized for the project while the partners developed a rigorous methodology encompassing the PRECEPT objectives:


  • To render traditional residential reactive buildings to intelligent proactive buildings through a Fog-Enabled toolkit at building level able to interact with the grid energy management system.
  • To enhance the building energy performance and well-being.
  • To design and develop IoT and artificial intelligence processes enabling self-management, -monitoring, – healing and –optimization.
  • To deliver advanced visualization techniques for big demand data assisting the decision making for optimized proactive building operation.
  • To improve stakeholder’s collaboration supporting knowledge sharing and user communities.
  • To integrate a real-time digital representation (digital building twin) of the smart proactive residential buildings and 6D BIM models.
  • To deliver Smart Proactiveness Indicators (SPIs) allowing for rating the smart Proactiveness of buildings through standardized procedures.
  • To deliver procedures and algorithms enabling prescriptive maintenance at building assets.
  • To implement and demonstrate new business models engaging buildings to be proactive.


The PRECEPT project pilots interventions that will be used as buildings that are demonstrating the overall ecosystem will be:


  1. The CERTH/ITI smart house (pre-pilot demonstration)
  2. Residential Buildings in Greece
  3. Residential Buildings in Murcia, Spain
  4. Residential Building in Velten, Germany
  5. Newly built residential building complex in Strausspark, the Netherlands
  6. Multi-storey residential buildings, in Dnipro, Ukrain.


Mr Konstantinos Arvanitis the PRECEPT project coordinator stated:


The PRECEPT project journey just started and appears very promising. The PRECEPT consortium is bringing together experience, technologies, expertise and methodologies responding to the challenge of minimizing the carbon footprint and maintenance cost of the residential buildings. The partners endeavors are going to lead to a really innovative, fruitful and successful result