Abstract: Being the shopping mall a typology of building tending to have high rates of energy consumption and greenhouse emissions, the current study focuses in the analysis of a theoretical case of ecological refurbishment applied on the shopping light mall, placed in Sao Paulo. This analysis has as main objective the demonstration that energy savings and reductions in carbon dioxin emissions can be achieved by the application of solar cells on the roof of the studied mall. Within this analysis, the benefits that this operation can have towards the environmental objectives of Kyoto protocol and Europe 20-20-20 were considered. It was established as conclusion that the application of solar cells in the roof is enough to comply with Kyoto protocol but not enough to comply with the energetic and greenhouse gases requirements established by 20-20-20 initiative.
Carretero Monteagudo Jorge and Higueras Garcia Ester, 2018. Energy Earnings and Carbon Dioxin Reduction Achieved by the Application of Photovoltaic Cells, Case Study of Shopping Light Mall in Sao Paulo. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13: 7051-7056.