Associates: PRECEPT

LAIA is associated with the PRECEPT consortium, that uses cutting-edge technologies to transform buildings into highly efficient and proactive structures, increasing its performance, energy efficiency, and occupants’ well-being.

Ahsvin Approach


Traditional residential buildings are reactive. They consume high energy, with elevated maintenance costs. In the majority of the cases, the RES are untapped, while the occupants’ well-being most of the time is not the proper one. Finally, their environmental footprint is poor. PRECEPT vision is to enable the “smooth” and at almost zero operational costs transformation of traditional residential buildings to Pred(scr)ictive, Proactive Smart Residential Buildings.

The overall goal is to make the transformation of the buildings from reactive to proactive more attractive to stakeholders, more reliable, secured and cost-effective, environmentally friendly, and in line with grid needs, thus enabling the acceleration of building proactiveness transformation. PRECEPT’s ambition is to deliver the next generation of Smart Home (IoT) industry.



PRECEPT ambitiously aims to set the grounds for the deployment and operation of proactive residential buildings. The proposed framework aims:


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.

Precept PRECEPT Consortium is under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. Grant agreement No 958161.


PRECEPT Consortium
European Commission - Horizon 2020