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 Inland Center
  • In the last quarter of 2013, the center completed the installation of 4,676 solar panels that produce 1000kw of power. That is enough energy to provide power to over 110 homes for one year!
  • We use green cleaning products at our center wherever and whenever possible.
  • 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.
  • We recycle cardboard throughout the center.
  • Our Security Staff uses Bike Patrols and a Segway to minimize gas powered vehicle use.
  • Our Security staff uses two Hybrid Vehicles for getting around property to help minimize gas powered vehicle use.
  • We've made upgrades to reduce water use. We also use photocells to help reduce both exterior and interior lighting energy use.
  • Between 7:15am and 5:15pm (10 hours) were 100% off the grid.
  • We hold yearly E-Waste Recycling Events which on the average collects over 35,000 thousand pounds of E-Waste.
  • We installed EV Charging Stations for customers with electric vehicles.
  • Inland Center Mall has 14 Brand New Tesla ONLY Super Chargers conveniently located next to the parking structure by Macy's. 


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