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 Paradise Valley Mall
  • Most of the center’s trash is taken to a facility that sorts out the recyclable materials and only discards the “true” waste.
  • In 2008, the center installed a new irrigation system to reduce water use by about 30 percent.
  • New pathways onsite encourage shoppers to walk between the various stores rather than driving. The paths also complement the area’s active lifestyle.
  • Many of our retailers now offer shoppers the option of reusable bags. Customers can also choose to recycle plastic bags at guest services.
  • Our Security Staff uses Global Electric Motorcars and Segways instead of vehicles powered by gas.
  • We partnered with the City of Phoenix Public Works Department to ask shoppers to turn in their plastic bags for a reusable tote. More than 4,000 shoppers turned out to recycle.
  • Paradise Valley Mall also has an adopted school. Our staff uses this program as an opportunity to help teach the importance of recycling.


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