Our climate goals

As a shopping mall in the heart of Upper Austria, we recognise our responsibility towards people, the region and the environment and act accordingly – both for the present and on behalf of future generations. This is why max.center  has long been consistently committed to achieving energy efficiency, being proactive in climate protection, using alternative energy sources and sustainable transport. Our mall operator, SES Spar European Shopping Centers, has set explicit climate goals to this end that are to be achieved by 2050 at the latest.

88% less carbon emissions

100% green electricity

46% savings in energy costs

Photovoltaic systems on available roof surfaces

Mobility and accessibility

Very good connections to local public transport, bicycle parking, a direct link to the cycle network and modern infrastructure for electric vehicles provide an eco-friendly and ultra-convenient alternative for our customers when they come and shop with us. Up to 5% of them come to shop in our mall using public transport, on foot or by bike.

Sustainable transport links

14 EV charging stations – 100% green electricity

Modern infrastructure for electric vehicles gives our customers the chance to make their travel to us eco-friendly.


EV charging stations:

The EV charging stations at max.center are growing in popularity so more have been added to provide a total of 14. They are all fitted with standard types of connectors (type: KEBA KC-P30, 11 KW, AC). Details of the exact conditions of use and charging instructions can be found on the spot.


Parking for Tier e-scooters:

The turquoise e-scooters from TIER offer another carbon-neutral option of getting to max.center. Use the practical TIER app to book the e-scooters.

Links to public transport

Whether by bus, bike or on foot: the max.center is perfectly accessible and also connected to the supra-local bike paths.


By public transport:

With line 4 of the Wels buses or the post buses, you can get to the max.center quickly, safely and inexpensively for shopping pleasure.


By bike:

The integration into the city’s network of bike paths makes it easy to visit by bike or on foot. The cycle path coming from the center of Wels passes directly by the max.center.

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Transport services and access


E-charging stations for cars
The e-charging station at max.center Wels is located in the west parking deck. There are 14 charging stations, which are equipped with the common plug types (type: KEBA KC-P30, 11 KW, AC)
Public transport
A line 4 bus stop of the “Wels-Linien” and the “Postbus” is located directly on the max.center site.

Bicycle parking
The bicycle parking at max.center is located in front of all ground level entrances. Bicycles can be parked here in rim-protecting bike racks.

Energy management – planned systematically

The max.center has been working with an ISO-certified energy management system since 2019, which was recertified by TÜV AUSTRIA in 2022. This means that we continuously analyze our energy consumption and implement measures to save energy and increase energy efficiency. As a result, energy consumption in our center has already been reduced by up to around 40% over the past 4 years.

Free cooling and optimised cooling

Cooling groundwater

At max.center, cooling requirements are met by using the cold ground water from underneath the building. The water is collected in wells, pumped up to the cooling registers in the ventilation system and then returned in its entirety through soakaways. When needed, the night air is used to cool the shopping mall outside opening hours (free cooling). All ventilation systems include technical equipment for heat recovery.

LED lighting

Energy-saving lighting

Retrofitting saves electricity and money. Saving energy means protecting the climate. At max.center, this has long included concrete measures such as successive retrofitting of all lighting on the façades and the interior with energy-saving LED technology.


Cheap Air

Actions speak louder than words! One concrete example of climate-friendly operation is controlled ventilation that adapts to the number of visitors in the mall. It was developed by SES and adjusts air quality in the mall perfectly to actual requirements, achieving annual savings of around 2.9 million kilowatt hours of electricity.

Energy generation

Clean energy and climate protection are a top priority for us. That’s why we set store by renewables. As every SES shopping mall is the only one of its kind, it can be designed to take individual local conditions into account to the greatest possible extent. 100% of the electricity max.center purchases is green electricity.

People and society

Helping where there’s a need. We assume social responsibility, whether this is through long-term cooperation with clubs and associations in the region or through various charity campaigns.


What we do for people

Sustainability and our corporate culture at SES

Our staff are key to our success. We create jobs in the region and are a platform for local retailers. As a neighbourhood shopping centre, we provide people in the region with the main products and services for everyday.

Sustainable store partners

Sustainability initiatives in our shops. The restaurateurs, retailers and service companies at max.center are committed to acting responsibly for a sustainable future and offer a wide variety of activities to this end.


Certified energy management in compliance with ISO 50.001

We demonstrate responsibility:

Economical, eco-friendly and social – when it comes to the environment and society, the mall’s operating company SES Spar European Shopping Centers thinks ahead and is pursuing a clear energy policy.
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