Klépierre, the European leader in shopping malls, is continuing its energy efficiency drive, having already reduced the energy consumption of all its centers in Europe by more than 40% in 2021 compared with 2013. In France, the Group is on track to meet the government’s 10% reduction target by this winter.
KLÉPIERRE, ALREADY HIGHLY ENERGY EFFICIENT
Klépierre has been working to reduce the energy consumption of its shopping malls for more than a decade, achieving positive results every year. In 2017, it committed to accelerating its efforts, targeting a 40% reduction over five years compared with 2013. The Group reached this ambitious goal ahead of schedule: in 2021, Group shopping malls consumed on average 79 kWh/sq.m. in Europe and 70 kWh/sq.m. in France. This positions Klépierre’s malls as the least energy-intensive in the industry in France, where average consumption per shopping center is 109 kWh/sq.m.
This performance is the result of several measures implemented by the Group over the last few years, including:
Setting annual energy reduction targets for each center;
Building a centralized system to monitor energy consumption at all centers on a monthly basis;
Making significant investments and innovating in new technologies to install more energy-efficient equipment, such as adiabatic cooling towers, destratification fans, solar control film and reflective paints;
Installing energy management systems (EMSs) in most shopping malls to more efficiently control lighting as well as heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment;
Providing ongoing training to technical teams in best practices for building energy management, such as keeping doors closed, relamping, reducing power use outside of opening hours and installing motion detectors;
Auditing and offering local assistance to comply with measures and achieve targets.