In malls and other buildings operating as retail venues where customer shopping experience is everything, entry and exit ways play an integral role in ensuring smooth, safe and secure flow of people and goods into, around and out of the building. While customer satisfaction and logistics are important functions of doors in the retail space, automation of entry and exit points can contribute in reducing energy costs in a big way when planned correctly.

Automatic doors are set to open when there is incoming traffic and close when the entryway is unobstructed and after the pre-defined time after the person has exited through the door thus eliminating the chance of doors being left open with no purpose which can be a costly mistake when air conditioning is in operation. Pre-defined programming and automation of doors can also ensure that the door is completely interlocked each time it closes; therefore preventing expensive cooling from escaping through.

"The functionality of doors in addressing energy conservation and comfort of all guests visiting the retail premise is extremely important especially in hot countries with a booming retail sector." commented Charles Constantin, Managing Director of GEZE Middle East. "GEZE energy-saving automatic doors solutions have positively and effectively reduced wasted energy in multiple ways thereby significantly lessening annual cooling costs whilst maintaining visitor and tenant satisfaction in retail spaces" he concluded.

For example, GEZE automatic revolving doors TSA325 NT can be used for high-traffic applications at the same time as an air lock to help manage energy expenses. Revolving doors prevent draughts thus preventing increases in the cooling required on retail centers. Minimal gaps around the revolving door help reduce air leakages. At the same time, revolving doors provides an elegant look in the entrances which is preferred by many building owners.

Another solution is complete airlock system which can be set in two different scenarios.  The first is with automated sets of swing doors within GEZE automatic swing door range - which are set minimum 7ft apart to allow closing of the first set of doors before the second set of doors open. The second scenario is with automated sets of sliding doors within GEZE automatic sliding door range which can   be integrated with air curtain that creates an imaginary barrier to reduce the temperature exchange between conditioned and unconditioned spaces.  



The GEZE brand stands for innovation and premium quality products, processes and services. GEZE is one of the leaders on the market and is a reliable partner worldwide for door, window and safety technology products and systems. No matter what the requirements of the building are - GEZE realises optimum solutions and combines functionality and security with comfort and design. GEZE door closers open up numerous technical and visual options. Every day millions of people go through doors equipped with the overhead door closers from the TS 5000 series and enjoy the barrier-free convenience of automatic door systems, e.g. the Slimdrive and Powerturn lines. The integrated all-glass design systems are pure aesthetics. GEZE also has a wide product range for window and ventilation technology. Complete "intelligent" smoke and heat exhaust solutions (RWA) and a comprehensive selection of door systems for RWA air supply solutions are also available for preventative fire protection. GEZE's safety technology includes escape and rescue route solutions, lock technology and access control systems. With system expertise, GEZE creates coordinated system solutions that combine individual functions and security requirements in one intelligent system. The latest innovations are a new building automation system and interface modules for integrating GEZE products into networking solutions which turn buildings into Smart Buildings. GEZE product solutions have received numerous awards and can be found in renowned structures all over the world. The company is represented by 31 subsidiaries, 27 of which are abroad, a flexible and highly efficient distribution and service network and almost 2,800 employees worldwide and generated revenues of over 394 million Euros in the 2015/2016 business year.