Water and shoreline Water and shoreline
Sustainability

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.

2022 Goals

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.

Electricity

47.5%

reduction in common area grid purchased electricity consumption

79%

complete toward 2022 goal

Greenhouse Gas (GHG)

40%

reduction in controllable GHG emissions

77%

complete toward 2022 goal

Water

12%

reduction in water consumption

95%

complete toward 2022 goal

Waste

50%

annual waste diversion rate

78%

complete toward 2022 goal

PROPERTY SPOTLIGHTS

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.

Test

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.

Test 2

Honolulu, Hawaii

With significant measures in place, the property has reduced its common area grid consumption by approximately 20% when compared to 2018.

Restaurant

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.

Over 34 million square feet certified to the 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.

Downloads

2019 Retail Sustainability Report

Download icon-download