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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 Lakewood Center

    • In 2014, the center installed 1,800 solar panels that will produce 468kw of power. That is enough energy saved to power 83 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. 
    •  Most of the center’s trash is taken to a facility that sorts out the recyclable materials and only discards the “true” waste.
    •  We also have installed a shared recycle compactor so the entire mall has the opportunity to recycle. 
    •  Our Security Staff uses Global Electric Motorcars and Segways instead of vehicles powered by gas.
    • Many of our retailers now offer shoppers the option of reusable bags.
    • Lakewood Center hosts a free two-day Electronic Waste Recycling Event annually around Earth Day to help
    • In 2008, with the demolition of the former Macy's nearly 95 percent of the materials were recycled.

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