Around 50 workers were onsite per day during the 14 weeks the works lasted.
The total requalification cost (supermarket and gallery) was 2.500.000€.
The supermarket is now managed by COOP Alleanza 3.0, while the retrofitting process was supported by INRES (for the stages of study, design and implementation) and the CommONEnergy partners, who suggested and implemented solutions and technologies as described below.
In the past couple of years, this neighbourhood experienced a social degradation, which encouraged the city of Modena to define a project requalifying this area, both from a social and functional point of view. The supermarket’s retrofitting was therefore included in the overall neighbourhood requalification.
The supermarket was completed with a para-pharmacy of 76 m2 and a bar with an ice-cream shop of 67 m2, participating to the program to revive the R-Nord area.
The innovative solutions of CommONEnergy include:
- Integrated (coupled) solutions for HVAC and refrigeration;
- Natural and artificial lighting (solar tubes, light tubes, LEDs): artificial lighting in gallery, adjustable in intensity and colour to simulate daylight. The supermarket will be also equipped with a natural lighting system, using the passage of solar tubes through the rooms of the first floor to the roof;
- Integrated management system (IBEMS) for the gallery and supermarket, gathering information and feedback on the systems;
- Thermo-reflective paint for the exterior, applied on a portion of the flat roof. Good part of the roof will be painted with light grey paint additive, which reduces the thermal loads of the building. In this case the positive effects will influence the first floor rooms, in direct contact with the flat roof;
- Energy modelling in dynamic regime, which highlighted the possibility of obtaining results intervening in minimum building envelope measures as well, thanks to thermal insulation and the use of double-glazing for new window frames;
- Insulation of the structure to summer irradiation and winter heat loss.
Implementing the previously stated technologies and solutions had several objectives and benefits:
- Reducing energy demand and thus reducing the operating costs;
- Reducing demand of primary energy, thus lowering the GHG emissions and improving the building’s sustainability;
- Creation of new jobs, a new class of workers with technical skills and increase of contractors coming from small and medium enterprises (SME);
- Improved comfort within the commercial area.
COOP Alleanza 3.0 contributed to the retrofitting on the basis of a memorandum of understanding signed at the beginning of 2016, by intervening directly with up to 670 000€ to support the works in public-use areas and with 55 000€ for public works.
62 workers are now employed in the renovated supermarket, where various ranges of products can be found: food, home products, etc., completed with vegan and organic sections. The shop is opened 7 days a week, with a reduced timeframe on Sundays.
Some photos can be seen on the Gazzetta di Modena website
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