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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 by 10 percent by 2020.  For more information click here.

What We’re Doing at Washington Square
  • Our Security Staff uses Global Electric Motorcars and Segways instead of some vehicles powered by gas.
  • Maintenance and Housekeeping are replacing some vehicles with fuel-efficient models.
  • 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.
  • We are fortunate to be located in Portland, Oregon, recently named the greenest city in America. Metro, the local tri-county governing agency, provides many ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. We work closely with our Metro Recycle at Work representative to be sure we are kept informed of new avenues for recycling.
  • We provide recycling of cardboard, glass and plastic bottles, office paper, cans, scrap metal, plastic film and plastic wrap.
  • We recycle fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps used in the common area and obtain certification of the recycling. We have put our retailers in touch with the recycler for their own lamps. We have placed recycling stations throughout the mall common area for paper, glass, plastic and cans. This has been warmly received by our guests.

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


Washington Square


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Sunday: 10 AM - 7 PM


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