Energy-efficient shopping centers
Welcome to the store of tomorrow
How to make shopping centers future-proof
Energy-efficient connection of buildings to the central district heating supply and optimization of existing heating systems. Also, temperature control of mall areas and shops as well as network monitoring with building control technology.
In grocery stores and malls, an efficient and effective speed control system for air-conditioning systems and refrigeration compressors increases the lifespan of systems and saves energy.
Danfoss offers a range of solutions covering everything from sensors to centrally controlled Smart Store Solutions using natural refrigerants and waste heat recovery.
Shopping centers have firmly taken hold in Germany. With more than 350 centers, Germany is one of the most important locations in Europe.
Over the years, their function and construction have radically changed. Simple suburban shopping centers have evolved into multifunctional shopping temples in the heart of the city. In times of e-commerce and Click & Brick, today's centers have a multitude of functions. They’re not only offering a unique shopping experience for visitors, but returns for investors and sales for tenants. In addition to the right brand and industry mix, the quality and length of stay are also crucial. This is where Danfoss’ building technology comes into play. It provides the right temperature for the best shopping experience, offers energy and cost control for a better return, as well as precise air-conditioning for lower costs.
Thanks to the smartphone, the connected customer is always informed about prices and alternative offers – and this development also changes the perspectives of the retail trade. Omnichannel concepts are becoming increasingly important because the distribution channels online and offline are slowly merging. The customer isn’t just interested in a quick purchase, but is looking for advice and a pleasant atmosphere – and the biggest choice of products possible. This development poses a challenge for many established retail concepts. In the future, a retail outlet will primarily tell the story of the brand, convey the associated lifestyle and also demonstrate sustainability. But what will make a store successful? It’s a mix of the best location, an outstanding store design and building technology that enables a unique shopping experience. Higher rental charges and new shop building concepts call for cost reduction of service charges, making both energy and cost efficiency a defining issue.