Energy efficiency measures to optimise energy consumption and costs in shopping centres

Shopping centres are structures that, due to their characteristics, have very high energy consumption. Their extensive opening hours, high customer turnover and the need to offer comfortable and visually appealing surroundings for the consumer translate into a significant energy demand in terms of HVAC, lighting, lift and escalator operation, among many other uses. As such energy plays a fundamental role when supplying the services and the quality that a commercial space offers its clients.

As big energy consumers, shopping centres offer a huge potential for energy saving. The management of the energy demand by shopping centres aims to achieve optimal energy performance with minimum energy consumption, while always covering the needs for lighting or HVAC that guarantee client comfort and the quality of the service provided.

In the commercial sector, and more specifically, in the case of shopping centres, a growing interest has been identified in undertaking actions to improve efficiency and save energy. Read more…

Article published in: FuturENERGY December 2015