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Data mapper and scenario tool

The European wholesale and retail sector is the big marketplace of Europe, contributing with around 11% of the EU's GDP. Therefore, sustainability of the retail sector may significantly contribute to reaching the long-term environmental and energy goals of the EU. Within the retail sector, shopping malls are of particular interest due to their structural complexity and multi-stakeholders decisional process, due to the high potential of energy savings and carbon emissions reduction, as well as due to their importance and influence in shopping tendencies and lifestyle.

The data mapper is an online tool which represents a quick, easy and tailor-made access to national and comparative international indicators on the commercial building stock. The main aim of the tool is to give a comparative cross-country analysis of the most relevant commercial building types with a specific focus on shopping centres throughout Europe. The scenario tool is an online tool that gives a quick, easy and tailor-made access to scenario results on the energy demand development until 2030 of the European shopping centre building stock.

The data mapper contains two main parts:

• The current status of the commercial building stock at EU level with particular focus on shopping centres throughout Europe. The analysis provides indicators such as shopping centre gross leasable area (GLA) and final energy demand.

• Scenarios of the future energy demand and renovation as well as new shopping centre development until 2030 in the EU-28 and Norway.

The data is built on existing studies and surveys from statistical offices, currently on-going projects on national and European level as well as on the calculations carried out as part of the above-mentioned analysis of the commercial building stock at EU level. 

The tool gives cross-country analysis on the following issues:

• Floor area of non-residential buildings, wholesale & retail buildings, shopping centre gross leasable area (GLA)

• Shopping centre categories

• Shopping centre GLA per capita

• Final energy demand in non-residential buildings and shopping centres

• Shopping centre market saturation 

• Scenarios developed showing the current and future energy demand in the European shopping centre building stock until 2030 taking into account (i) specific power consumption and operating duration for lighting, appliances, refrigeration and ventilation, (ii) shopping centre categories’ gross leasable area, (iii) developments in building renovation and new construction and (iv) standard and advanced energy efficiency technologies (v) policy instruments. 

More background information, data and the typical features of European shopping malls are available in the CommONEnergy Report Shopping malls features in EU-28 + Norway.

A comprehensive description of the methodology, input data and scenario framework is available in a report.