At Centennial, we believe the next evolution of a shopping center is a greener one. Our commitment to being a responsible community member drives us to understand and positively influence our ecological footprint.
In order to live our values, we’ve developed an internal sustainability roadmap, branded as SEE Centennial. With a focus on Sustainability, Efficiency and the Environment, it guides how we approach new projects and manage our existing properties day to day. Through SEE, we are committed to providing customers, business owners, and employees with an exceptional retail experience while improving financial performance and incorporating environmentally sustainable operating practices and energy efficiency measures into our commercial real estate portfolio.
At Centennial, we recognize our role in environmental stewardship, both as a property manager and a vibrant member of the communities we serve. Our efforts are adding up. In 2017, Centennial exceeded our 5% goal to reduce overall energy consumption among reporting properties (actual -6.6%), which equates to a total cost avoidance of $403,267. These five malls collectively diverted 1,229 tons of trash from landfills, which is 22% of our total waste. This is the equivalent of 17,212 VW /bugs of avoided landfill space! The cardboard recycled saved 20,900 mature trees.