Sustainability

Macerich is sharply focused on sustainability as a long-term, fully integrated business approach. Our goal is simple: Create a healthy environment for our employees, tenants, guests and communities and sustain this environment for future generations.

Today we are committed to doing even more — to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, water consumption, and waste generation by 10 percent by 2020.  For more information click here.


What We’re Doing at Scottsdale Fashion Square
  • Our Security Staff uses Global Electric Motorcars (GEM Carts) instead of vehicles powered by gas. 
  • Many of our retailers now offer shoppers the option of reusable bags.
  • We exclusively use green cleaning products at our center.
  • The center has implemented new lighting protocols that allow us to minimize our energy use and lower our carbon footprint without any impact on the shopping experience.
  • Our center has a recently upgraded HVAC system that minimizes our energy usage and lowers our carbon footprint.
  • In one year, the center recycled 530 tons of cardboard – that accounts for about 20 percent of all our waste. 
  • With the 2010 expansion of the mall, we recycled the following: 
    - 30,000 tons of concrete/asphalt
    - 6,000 tons of steel
    - 300,000 cubic yards of soil given to the city that was used for freeway upgrades
    - 65 percent of construction waste has been recycled
  • Nordstrom is recycling restaurant waste for compost.
  • We’ve added reduced flow toilets and automatic faucets in public restrooms.
  • The center has added light motion sensors in Management Office and staff restrooms to help conserve energy.
  • The Management Office now uses reverse osmosis water instead of bottled water and no longer uses paper plates and cups in favor of reusable items.


Environmental Impact


60,665 tons of waste recycled since 2013

55 million gallons of water saved annually

over 37,000 metric tons of C02E saved per year with LED lighting

350,730 metric tons reduced in greenhouse gas emissions over the past 6 years

225 million kWhs of electricity reduced since 2008

11 MW of grid relief provided by solar installations across 10 properties

93 energy efficient projects will save over 30 million kWhs annually

Electric vehicle charging stations at 16 properties

4.25 MW of grid relief provided by fuel cell installations at 6 properties