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. It can be applied for shopping centres located in the EU and Norway.
Several retrofitting solutions show areas of improvement potential in the shopping centres, benefits and potential energy savings. However, the tool does not replace a detailed analysis of the building by an expert. A detailed analysis was assessed in the CommONEnergy Project for several shopping centre buildings. More background information, data and the typical features of European shopping malls is available in the CommONEnergy Report: Shopping malls features in EU-28 + Norway.