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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. For more information click here.

What We’re Doing at SanTan Village

  • In 2013, the center installed 2,877 solar panels that produce 758kw of power. That is enough energy saved to power 110 homes for one year!
  • Our Housekeeping and Security Staff use Global Electric Motorcars and Segways instead of vehicles powered by gas.
  • We only use green cleaning products at the 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.
  • Bicycle racks have been placed throughout the center to encourage the use of bicycles.
  • Our waste area includes a special recycling compactor for cardboard.
  • Our center installed a state-of-the-art HVAC system when we opened, that minimizes our energy usage and lowers our carbon footprint.
  • Our center works closely with our tenants on installing reflective window coverings to reduce energy usage.
  • Our center upgraded the misting system with a weather station that monitors temperature, humidity, wind velocity and automatically adjusts the water output accordingly, providing a substantial utilities savings.
  • Our center installed shade structures and artificial turf throughout the children’s play area reducing our water consumption.
  • Most of the center’s trash is taken to a facility that sorts out the recyclable materials and only discards the “true” waste.
  • The Management Office only uses recycled paper.

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