Everything we do today will affect our future, our kids’ future, and the future of generations to come.
CrossIron Mills is committed to mitigating our impact on the environment. Prior to opening, the following development decisions and investments were made to lessen our footprint:
- In the spring of 2008, 6 to 10 million gallons of rainwater per week were pumped off the site into temporary holding areas before being released back into Nose Creek.
- A 120 foot steel girder built in 1963 for the Glenmore bridge was recycled in the construction of the Highway 566 bridge widening over Nose Creek.
- 41 acres of storm water management ponds have been constructed to manage storm water quality and quantity.
- No potable water will be used to irrigate the exterior landscaping at CrossIron Mills:
- The 1.4 million square foot roof on CrossIron Mills will "harvest" rainwater.
- Three cisterns have been constructed underneath the parking lot to store one million litres of the harvested rainwater.
- CrossIron Mills has a white membrane roof which reflects heat and reduces interior cooling requirements.
We are currently investigating several community based programs and initiatives that will reflect our core values and beliefs.