The Integrated Design Process library (IDP) is an online repository conceived to provide designers, owners and managers with relevant information to start a shopping centre retrofitting process, and displayed in a user-friendly way.
In particular, the tool collects information about shopping centres’ archetypes and specific technology features, as well as climate, social and urban contexts connected to the reduction of energy needs and increase of energy efficiency.
The identification of peculiarities for each building is the starting point for the identification of the most suitable retrofitting solution-set.
Building energy simulation models are used to identify the most suitable and economical solution-set for a shopping centre retrofitting and to estimate the relative energy savings, in order to ensure an effective investment, while effectively exploit, for each case, local natural sources and infrastructures.
If you are interested in contributing to the tool and feed the library with your retrofitted shopping centre’s data, please get in touch with the project, you will receive a link to fill in directly the form.
A reference document, including the methodology behind the tool and more, is available.