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 Fashion Outlets of Chicago
• 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.
• We have reduced the hours of operation for our HVAC system to lower our carbon footprint without negatively impacting our shoppers or retailers.
• Housekeeping uses water ionizing floor cleaning machines, which use no detergents. 
• Most of our Center’s trash is sorted and placed in two separate compactors: one for recyclables and another for wet waste such as food.
• The Center has eliminated paper towels in all restrooms in order to decrease paper consumption and paper waste
• The Center has installed a white sure-flex PVC roof membrane which is Energy Star rated and LEED Certified for solar reflectivity.
• Our elevators and escalators are among the newest and most energy efficient on the market. 



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