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 Valley River 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.
  • Our security team uses a bicycle and a Segway as much as possible rather than using the gas vehicle. 
  • Our center has a recently implemented a new HVAC protocol that minimizes our energy usage and lowers our carbon footprint without impacting the shopping experience.
  • We’ve started a new escalators protocol to sync with store opening and closing times allowing us to save energy and maintain a comfortable shopping experience.
  • We’ve reduced water consumption by capping unused water lines and following a new sprinkler protocol.
  • We’ve launched a recycling program for our retailers throughout the mall allowing them to recycle paper, plastic and other items. We also have a program allowing our retailers to recycle used metal fixtures.
  • We utilize e-mail rather than paper, whenever possible.
  • The center installed light motion detectors in all mall management offices and many storage areas to help conserve energy use.
  • We use green cleaning products wherever, and, whenever possible.