Now – Tue, Jul 31: 12pm – 9pm
The Oaks Mall has Gone Green!
General Growth Properties made a decision to reduce electricity consumption at its shopping malls by 300 million kilowatt hours. This is really part of a multi-energy sustainability effort. The addition of solar panels is our most recent piece, but we've also done smart irrigation to reduce our water use and have changed almost the whole mall to LED lights. The Oaks Mall is now powered by a 620.62 KW rooftop solar system able to generate almost 790,000 kWh of clean energy annually. Utilizing electricity from solar power will result in reduced consumption of fuels, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollution. By using this alternative source, The Oaks Mall has taken a major step in the battle against global warming and can reduce the country’s dependence on foreign sources.
Lifetime environmental benefits: