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                                                 BUILDINGS RETROFITTING

solutions identified, such as reducing          An energy-economic evaluation tool        The Lean Construction approach, an
internal gains and energy consumption          will allow investigating the economic     increasingly popular management
by installing more efficient lighting           feasibility of shopping centres           philosophy based on the Toyota
systems, reducing cooling needs                retrofitting under different surrounding   Production System and Lean
by insulating the roof and installing          conditions and climatic zones             Production, demonstrating how the
reflective coatings, and more.                  throughout Europe.                        focus on processes and workflows – as
                                                                                         well as on information and material
An energy-integrated approach                  EURAC launched an indoor                  logistics – stabilizes and accelerates
for retrofitting is developed,                  environment quality measurement           work is used. In CommONEnergy, the
including architectural, functional            campaign to assess customers´ thermal     aim is to develop and implement the
and technological solutions such               comfort perception and preference         methodology for Modena’s centre
as modular multifunctional climate             in the common areas (galleries and        retrofitting works as well as for the
adaptive façade system; ventilative            atria), using MEMO 1.0 (Mobile            operational phase of the building itself.
cooling; internal micro-layout design to       Environmental Monitoring), a tailor
improve thermal zoning; solar reflective        made cart carrying the required           Other approaches tested include
coloured coatings; iBEMS (intelligent          sensors, and interviews to customers in   building energy simulations to identify
Building Energy Management System);            order to collect their thermal sensation  effective retrofitting solutions and the
green areas, integration of energy             and preferences. MEMO 1.0 records         associated energy savings, power
distribution and refrigeration system          indoor environmental parameters           requirement profile and impact on
(HVAC+R), and more.                            such as air temperature, mean radiant     comfort assessed.
                                               temperature, relative humidity, air
Next steps are crucial to implement the        velocity and CO2 concentration.           The research leading to these
retrofitting solution-sets and measure          The model aims to find a correlation       results has received funding from
the results. The assessment will be            between the thermal responses of          the European Community Seventh
done through energy simulations using          users, the inside-outside temperature     Framework Programme (FP7/2007-
IME and cost-benefits assessment tools.         difference and the duration of stay in    2013) under grant agreement n.
The implemented technologies will be           the shopping centre. Results of this      608678. ●
evaluated from a sustainable and social        study are useful to energy managers
point of view.                                 of shopping centres in order to define
                                               more effective strategies for HVAC
 Before and after the retrofitting works,       systems.
                              Mercado del Val

                                               Bointer,R. et al (2014).Shopping mall features in EU-28 +
                                               Norway,CommONEnergy project ( FP7-2013 grant agreement no 608678)

                                               D’Agostino D., Zangheri P., Cuniberti B., Paci D., Bertoldi P. (2016) Synthesis
                                               Report on the National Plans for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs)

                                               Haase M. (2015). Main drivers for deep retrofitting of shopping malls

                                               Belleri A., Dipasquale C. and Lollini R., EURAC, Haase M., SINTEF,

                                               Retail Forum for Sustainability (2009). Issue paper on energy efficiency of stores:

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                                               13 in Brussels for an Energy Day: Smart strategies and policies for sustainable
                                               shopping centres: energy efficient and cost-competitive retrofitting solutions.
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