Shopping centres are large facilities built on the basis of a central planning concept and cater for short-, medium- and long-term demand. A large number of retail outlets, food outlets and service businesses of varying sizes are densely packed in one area and the facility is centrally managed.
The system takes into consideration the central infrastructure, utility and business operation areas with interior finishing and some of the tenant fit out.
Shopping centres are distinguished from department stores in that shopping centre owners do not trade on their own but act only in the capacity of landlord and centre management. Department store owners, on the other hand, generally combine trading on their own with managing the property.
This scheme is applied on DGNB System Version 2020 International.