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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 The Oaks

  • March, 2017  The Oaks is the country's first BREEAM USA In-Use certified building.
  • In 2014, the center installed 6,131 solar panels that produces 1,594kw of power. That is enough energy saved to power 222 homes for one year! 
  • Our Security Staff uses Global Electric Motorcars and Segways often in lieu of vehicles powered by gas, thereby reducing the use (gas) of one mobile vehicle by approximately 20 percent.
  • Many of our retailers now offer shoppers the option of reusable bags.
  • 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.
  • Recycling bins are located throughout the property for both guests and retailers to separate paper, plastic and glass from trash.
  • More than 800 tons of cardboard is recycled each year from cardboard boxes and other shipping materials.
  • Printer toners and ink cartridges are recycled and sent to Hero Appreciation Network (HAN), which receives a $2 donation for each cartridge received.
  • Furniture and fixtures are refinished or redeployed to charities and other organizations whenever possible.
  • Outdated promotional materials are recycled with our local printer and reused whenever possible.
  • The center’s Management Office now uses filtered water in favor of bottled water.
  • Thermostats in the mall offices have been regulated to save energy while still providing a comfortable environment.



Sustainable Events

Farmers Market

Join Us at the Thousand Oaks Farmers' Market every Thursday from 12:00-5:00pm in the East Parking Lo...

Now through December 31, 2022 >