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.
We're Doing Our Part
Los Cerritos Center is conserving water to support our community. As a responsible member of the community and in accordance with California's Water Conservations Emergency Resolution, Los Cerritos Center is currently practicing the following water conservation efforts:
- Installed low-flow restroom fixtures
- Cutting back on landscape watering
- Converting to Xeriscape landscaping where possible
What We’re Doing at Los Cerritos Center
- In 2014, the center installed 3,354 solar panels that will produce 872kw of power. That is enough energy saved to power 120 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 to reduce our need for vehicles powered by gas.
- Furniture and fixtures are refinished or redeployed to charities and other organizations whenever possible.
- Many of our retailers now offer shoppers the option of reusable bags.
- Los Cerritos Center hosts a free two-day Electronic Waste Recycling Event annually around Earth Day to help
- In 2008, the center demolished the former Robinsons-May building to make way for the Nordstrom expansion project. Nearly 95 percent of the materials of the Robinsons-May building were recycled.