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This supermarket with an approximate 1200 m2 selling area is located in a residential area close to the centre of Modena.  The renovation took place during the summer of 2016 and reopened in September 2016. Around 50 workers were onsite per day during the 14 weeks that the retrofit works lasted. The total requalification cost (supermarket and gallery) was 2.5 M €.
Post date: 26 Oct 2016
Type: Vijesti

The economic assessment tool allows estimating the energy saving potential and economic benefits of retrofitting shopping centers. The tool targets managers and owners and allows entering relevant information about their centre. It provides quick information on the energy consumption and options to reduce energy demand, CO2-emissions, environmental impacts and provides an economic assessment of the investments.  
Post date: 26 Oct 2016
Type: Tool

The main idea of CommONEnergy is to shift from single-action refurbishments to deep – energy performing - retrofitting. The basis for doing so is a systemic approach involving technology solution-sets and innovative methods and tools, named Systemic Retrofitting Approach (SRA), requiring a careful analysis of the buildings to be retrofitted. Energy audits in this sense are essential as they provide knowledge of energy flows on the premises and of factors that directly affect energy consumption.
Post date: 26 Oct 2016
Type: Publication

One of the methods to reach the CommONEnergy aim to re-conceptualize shopping malls through deep retrofitting is the development of a systemic approach made of innovative technologies and solution-sets. This report  (Deliverable 3.6 from the CommONEnergy Project) focuses in particular on smart coating materials and aims at developing a multi-functional formulation leading to higher energy savings.   
Post date: 25 Oct 2016
Type: Publication

This report (Deliverable 2.4 from the CommONEnergy Project) focuses on the interaction between shopping centres and the local energy grids to which they are connected. The aim is to identify key aspects and understand the potentials associated with this interaction so as to improve their current status.  
Post date: 25 Oct 2016
Type: Publication

Following the successful participation of two Belgian candidates (Dupuis Publishers and TPALM, both medalist) in its 2nd edition, the CUBE 2020 contest for a better use in efficient buildings moves forward: the 3rd edition will start on January, 1st 2017 with a new year of competition between commercial buildings (candidates from any European country can apply).  
Post date: 25 Oct 2016
Type: Vijesti

The Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) working in cooperation with the General Services Administrat
Post date: 24 Oct 2016
Type: Vijesti

One of the goals of CommONEnergy is to define drivers for retrofitting, as the basis to develop energy retrofitting concepts. In order to define those drivers, shopping centres need to be analysed not only as buildings for retail activity but also as places for social interaction with typical functional patterns. Understanding these functional patterns allows identifying relevant performance indicators, which are key when retrofitting a shopping centre.  
Post date: 24 Oct 2016
Type: Publication

Developing optimal solutions to reduce energy use in shopping centres starts with identifying and analysing inefficiencies. Getting to know the stakeholders’ needs and opinions contributes to understanding and dealing with these inefficiencies.  
Post date: 24 Oct 2016
Type: Publication

  9th International Conference Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings and Smart Communities   This book by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) contains the proceedings of the IEECB&SC'16 conference, which took place in Frankfurt, Germany, from 16 to 18 March 2016.  
Post date: 10 Aug 2016
Type: Publication