CommONEnergy, an EU-funded project started in 2013 to re-conceptualise shopping centres from consumerism to energy conservation, will now close in September 2017, with a final conference and positive results to look back at:
- A clearer picture on retail buildings in EU, with a focus on their features, inefficiencies and inclusion in EU policies
- Innovative technologies developed, implemented and tested improving comfort, reducing costs and energy consumption
- A focus on the project demo cases and reference buildings, as well as the replication potential
- Useful sustainability and economical tools, addressing the retail sector needs
- and much more!
23 partners representing various industry stakeholders, as well as research and academia from ten European countries gathered to develop concept and technologies to make EU retail buildings better and smarter. The final conference in Brussels is organised jointly with the Sustainable Building Challenge award ceremony, awarding the Best Sustainable Shopping Centres for two categories (hyper and super buildings).
Best practices of recently retrofitted shopping centres will be showcased and awarded.
The event will close with a cocktail where you will meet retailers, architects, researchers, policy-makers and the industry to discuss in a relaxed atmosphere and discover in a photo exhibition the demo cases and technologies.
The final conference will take place from 14h to 18h, while the award ceremony will take place from 18h and end with a cocktail.
Training sessions are offered in the morning of September 7, in Brussels a few metro stops from the final conference location: if you are interested, please send an email to email@example.com to book a session on one of the following:
- Continuous commissioning software
- Energy demand scenarios tool
- Environmental and social impact assessment tool
- Virtual Integrated Design Process library
- Economic Assessment Tool and data mapper
More information on the Challenge:
The Sustainable Building Challenge competition is still open: interested participants shall fill in the Project Datasheet, which includes basic information on the building and the CommONEnergy Performance Card (6 KPIs), and submit a Sustainability Assessment Report.
The CommONEnergy SBChallenge technical commission can support participants in preparing the requested information.
The SBChallenge Jury will evaluate the Project Datasheets and Assessment Reports provided for each shopping centre, identify the Top 10, and will award a winner for each of the two categories. All shortlisted projects will be presented in the Final Conference, September 7, 2017 in Brussels.
The two winners will also be presented at the high-level event WSBE17 Hong Kong, 5-7 June 2017. A publication presenting the best cases will finally be prepared and disseminated in Europe to showcase good practices.