SEE Centennial is shaping the path for a sustainable future.
We are committed to providing customers, business owners and employees with an exceptional experience, while incorporating environmentally sustainable operating practices and energy-efficiency measures at our property.
SEE Centennial is built on three cornerstones of Sustainability, Efficiency and the Environment. At Vancouver Mall, we recognize our role in environmental stewardship, both as a property manager and a vibrant member of the communities we serve.
How are we doing so far? In 2019, our efforts added up.Since 2015, Vancouver Mall has decreased electrical consumption by 18% or 470,174 kWh, the equivalent use of 43 US households for a year.Working daily with our retailers to recycle cardboard and divert waste from landfills, Vancouver Mall diverted 1,584 tons of waste in 2019. This is the equivalent of 22,635 Volkswagen Bugs of avoided landfill space! By recycling our cardboard, 4,198 mature trees were saved.Volta offers visitors and guests free, open-access electric vehicle charging – simply park and plug-in. Since installation, the Volta stations have saved 83,501 lbs. of CO2, the equivalent energy consumed by 43 US households over the course of a year, and allowed 192,311 miles of clean driving.
Our management team is continually evolving our internal sustainability roadmap, which is a guide for how we approach new projects and manage the property day to day. Some recent examples include:In addition to cardboard, the Centennial Management Office recycles paper, glass and plastic bottles, while our retailers also recycle cans, scrap metal, plastic film, and plastic wrap.Mall Management has also implemented the use of reusable cups/bottles vs. single-use plastic bottles.We recycle fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps used in the common area and obtain recycling certification. We facilitate the same process for our retailers.A recent LED parking lot lighting project replaced existing 1,000-watt metal halide lamps and wall pack lighting with new efficient LED fixtures. This project is expected to save 451,400 kWh annually, equivalent to use of 41 households for a year.Recently, installed 16 new Tesla E-V super charging stations.Vancouver Mall serves as a Park and Ride site in partnership with the public transit authority.Families are recycling reading books at the new Little Free Library, an area created with the nonprofit network supporting childhood literacy. The community is invited to ‘take a book, share a book’, and enjoy special story times scheduled for children.
While we are proud of what we have accomplished so far, we are always working to institute new programs designed to decrease our carbon footprint, reduce waste, conserve natural resources, reduce our energy use, and save money.
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