Department stores

Department stores

A department store has several departments housed under the same roof to facilitate buying, customer service, and merchandising.

These usually include:

  • ready-to-wear apparel
  • accessories for adults and children
  • yard goods
  • household textiles
  • small household wares
  • furniture
  • electrical appliances
  • accessories
  • food (sometimes)

Department stores can include general areas such as customer toilet facilities, car parks and staff rooms for the em-ployees working in the rented trading spaces. 

In contrast to shopping centres, department stores do not have a central shopping street. This set of criteria is based on the criteria set for shopping centres.

The system takes into consideration the central infrastructure, utility and business operation areas interior finishing and some of the tenant fit out.

This scheme is applied on the DGNB System Version 2020 International.

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Andrea Schwitalla
Senior Consultant Multiple Certification
Phone: +49 711 722322-85
a.schwitalla at dgnb.de