commercial buildings

The “how-to” guide on renovating shopping centres launched by CommONEnergy during a high-level event in Brussels   The CommONEnergy project, funded by the FP7 programme, developed new strategies and solutions to retrofit existing shopping centres to reduce consumption, increase energy efficiency and comfort. The project, coming to an end soon, presented its landmark publication, Guidelines on how to approach the energy-efficient renovation of shopping centres and awarded innovative shopping centres during a full day event in Brussels.
Post date: 14 Sep 2017
Type: News

Guidelines on how to approach the energy-efficient renovation of shopping centres: the “how-to” guide on renovating shopping centres  
Post date: 14 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

As the “Tour de France” pack of cyclists just biked the first kilometres of the race, the first snapshot is presented of the 236 public and private commercial buildings that have taken the lead in the 2017 Contest for better Use and Building Efficiency CUBE 2020. At the end of April, after four months of efforts, the candidates have a cumulative 3.2% of annual energy savings (that is to say a prospect of 10% by the end of the year) and 3.3% of greenhouse gas reductions. A dozen candidates passed the 10% threshold.  
Post date: 10 Jul 2017
Type: News

19 September 2017, 10:00 am Brussels Time (CET)   Do you want to know how to improve the energy efficiency of retail buildings? To know more on the available technologies to achieve this? Are you interested in the role of a European project in the development of these technologies, tailor-made for shopping centres? Then, you should attend this webinar!  
Post date: 5 Jul 2017
Type: Event

On May 29, The European Parliament’s committee on industry and energy (ITRE) met to debate on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). In particular, the discussion converted on the draft position prepared by Bent Bentsen, ITRE’s lead negotiator. The EPBD revision is part of the Clean Energy for All Europeans policy package, released end of 2016 by the European Commission, which is now going under the revision of the European Parliament and the Council.  
Post date: 7 Jun 2017
Type: News

The Decree 2017-918 of the French Government requires the improvement of the energy performance of existing commercial and public buildings. It applies to buildings or parts of buildings belonging to a single owner, for offices, hotels, shops, education and administration, with a useful floor area greater than 2000 m2, with the exception of temporary buildings and some historical buildings.
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: News

The CommONEnergy project aims at identifying this potential through deep retrofitting, developing a systemic approach made of innovative technologies and solution sets as well as methods and tools to support their implementation and to assess their environmental and social impact in a life-cycle approach.  
Post date: 24 Mar 2017
Type: News

The Integrated Design Process library (IDP) library is publicly distributed on the CommONEnergy website as a free excel-based online repository available to help shopping centre owners and managers in planning mall retrofitting, providing a quick overview of the best solution-sets matching the building features and context. The structure allows:
Post date: 24 Mar 2017
Type: Tool

The EU-funded project CommONEnergy aims to re-conceptualise shopping malls through deep retrofitting, developing a systemic approach made of innovative technologies and solution sets as well as methods and tools to support their implementation and to assess their environmental and social impact in a life-cycle approach.   This is the closing year of the project and there are already many positive results to look back on:
Post date: 22 Mar 2017
Type: Event

Smart Buildings: Using Smart Technology to Save Energy in Existing Buildings   Smart buildings use information and communication technologies (ICT) to enable automated building operations and control. They enhance occupants’ comfort and productivity while consuming less energy than conventional buildings.  
Post date: 3 Mar 2017
Type: Publication