[Source: Research & Innovation] The final conference of the project CommONEnergy will be held on September 7 at the Hotel Bloom! giving a clearer picture on retail buildings in the EU. It will then be followed by an award ceremony of the Sustainable Building Challenge. The EU-funded project CommONEnergy aims to re-conceptualize shopping malls through deep retrofitting, developing a systemic approach made of innovative technologies and solution sets as well as methods and tools to support their implementation and to assess their environmental and social impact in a life-cycle approach. This is the closing year of the project and it can already encount many positive results to look back at a clearer picture on retail buildings in EU, their features, inefficiencies and inclusion in EU policies; innovative technologies developed, implemented and tested improving comfort, reducing costs and energy consumption; 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).
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