Data Mapper


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 of national and comparative international indicators on the commercial 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 abovementioned analysis of the commercial building stock at EU level. This part of data mapper was developed as a part of T2.1 „Analysis of commercial building stock at EU level”. The scenario development was carried out using the abovementioned data and calculated using a bottom-up approach. The scenario part of data mapper was developed as a part of T5.7 “Replication potential in EU-27 + Norway”.

More background information, data and the typical features of European shopping malls is 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 the CommONEnergy Report “Replication potential in EU- 28 + Norway”.