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 Freehold Raceway Mall
  • Our Security Staff uses bicycles to patrol, as weather permits in spring and summer seasons.
  • 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.
  • Virtually all of the center’s trash is recycled or it goes to an energy COGEN plant.
  • We’ve installed solar film on sections of the skylights.
  • Our new Restrooms have automated faucets, toilets and waterless urinals.
  • The Lower Level restroom has motion sensor lighting.
  • During the expansion, a drain water purification system was installed.
  • We’ve converted all interior lighting to energy efficient and green lighting during renovation and expansion.
  • Housekeeping and Landscaping uses green and pesticide-free products.
  • We encourage retailers to turn off all but emergency lighting during non-business hours.
  • In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, fuel cells were installed. The fuel cells convert natural gas to clean, renewable energy without emitting greenhouse gases!

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