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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 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. 

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