It all starts with a little change
Sustainability is an integral component of our long-term success. We pride ourselves on incorporating innovative practices every day, and believe that using resources in a responsible manner preserves and protects our environment for future generations.
Our Guiding Principles
Our approach is based on the following Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles.
Over the past year we’ve seen tremendous progress toward our 2022 sustainability goals. We’re proud to report them to you and aim to continuously improve upon them for years to come.
Our sustainability practices aren’t pipe dreams—they’re proven—and we’re continuing to lead the charge in the industry. These featured properties saw significant results in 2019.
The Mall in Columbia | Columbia, Maryland
In 2019 The Mall in Columbia received the “Certified Sustainable Property” distinction from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Our initiatives led to a 27% reduction in total grid-purchased electricity consumption for the property when compared to 2014.
Ala Moana Center | Honolulu, Hawaii
Ala Moana Center boasts one of the largest on-site solar arrays in the state of Hawaii. With significant measures in place the property has reduced its common area grid consumption by approximately 20% when compared to 2018.
Ridgedale Center | Minnetonka, Minnesota
Ridgedale Center partnered with the University of Minnesota’s “Master Gardener” program to open one of the first community gardens at a U.S. mall property. Customers are welcome to harvest and enjoy items from our garden.
Over 34 million square feet certified to Institute of Real Estate Management's (IREM) "Certified Sustainable Property" (CSP) program
2019 was a year full of recognition for our property teams’ commitment to sustainable operations. The results of their hard work and dedication were submitted to IREM’s CSP Program, which provides a meaningful distinction for existing buildings and, upon certification, highlights our commitment to sustainable property operation. This holistic program allows our properties to demonstrate success in five categories across energy, water, recycling, health, and purchasing.