Establishing sustainable measures for a convenience shopping centre
With approximately 5,000 m2 of retail floor space and an underground parking facility, there was sufficient space to carry out a sustainable optimisation of the shopping centre. Firstly, 1500 solar panels were installed on the rooftop to provide the installations in the shopping centre with clean energy. Secondly, a 40-metre long skylight was installed in the roof to reduce energy consumption and bring in daylight. Alongside this, the façade and roof were isolated, the windows were replaced with HR++ glass, LED-lighting was installed, and a central waste collection unit was built comprising separate waste streams. All of these measures resulted in a future-proofed shopping centre. However, these measures were not only enacted in the shopping centre itself; rather, benches and green were also added around the building, not to mention that the shopping centre now even has its own bee garden and bat boxes, which serves to increase the local biodiversity.