The energy savings in buildings devoted to trade and commerce can reach 88% in an Efficiency Scenario if compared with BAU. In cold winter locations, HVAC reaches savings of 98%, due mainly to the reduction in the building's demand and the great efficiency of heat pumps.


The figure shows the final energy consumption structure in Almería and Burgos for both Scenarios. In a BAU Scenario the highest total consumption corresponds to the province with the coldest winter. In an Efficiency Scenario the demand of this province falls even below the warmest province. This is fundamentally due to the decrease in the heating requirement. In a context of Efficiency both provinces have almost the same total energy consumption and the highest energy consumption is for lighting and installations.