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An Eco-Friendly Self Storage Facility Opens in Africa

by Kim Kilpatrick June 10, 2014 11:03 PM
While the self storage industry is in its infancy in Africa, some new facilities are innovative in both the self storage end of their business and pioneering in environment issues. GreenCube Self Storage recently opened a new facility in Ottery in the Western Cape. Its goal is to be an eco-friendly facility and to help improve the local environment. [More]

Extra Space Storage Taking Another Step Toward Eco-Friendly Initiatives

by John Stevens August 4, 2011 9:15 AM
Extra Space Storage Inc. (NYSE: EXR) announced they have joined the well-known Energy Star program as a partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, working to improve energy efficiency and fight climate change through a strategic, corporate energy management program that will enhance the organization's financial health and help preserve the environment for future generations. This development follows a recent similar endeavor by the company to embark on a solar initiative to install 100,000 solar panels in facilities across the country during the next five years at the rate of 20,000 panels per year. [More]

Ways Self Storage Operators Can Guide Customers Interested in Green Moving

by John Stevens April 1, 2011 11:04 AM
More self storage facilities in recent years have made the move to run environmentally-sensitive businesses by installing solar panels, switching to fluorescent lighting and offering recycling programs to customers. It is good for the environment, easier on the wallet in the long run and good practice when it comes to attracting a customer base that is increasingly more environmentally aware. Moving and self storage go hand-in-hand, so it is only natural that customers are also looking to the moving industry to embrace eco-friendly ways. [More]

Maryland Self Storage Company Leading Way in High Standard LEED Certification

by John Stevens January 21, 2011 8:21 AM
Getting a self storage facility built to the highest eco-friendly rating by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) http://www.usgbc.org/Default.aspx is no easy feat. And it takes a commendable dedication to the preservation of the environment to achieve. But the energy savings down the road are in the range of 20 to 30 percent. A facility can save thousands of dollars each year on its energy bill. A newly constructed ezStorage http://www.ezstorage.com/ facility located in Elkridge, Md., announced today that their facility received a Gold LEED certification. [More]

Storage Facilities Going Green By Helping Recycle and Educate or Building in an Eco-Friendly Way and Assessing Environmentally-Friendly Practices

by John Stevens December 28, 2010 9:23 AM
Another storage facility has just joined the eco-friendly club by offering recycling services as other storage businesses are converting to green practices such as solar paneling and assessing their level of sustainability. [More]

New Self-Assessment Program Helps Self Storage Industry Meet Environmentally- Friendly Ideals

by John Stevens October 27, 2010 10:45 AM
Businesses across the country are going “green,” building with sustainable materials and powering their facilities in ecofriendly ways. Arriving on the scene, is the storage facility industry and a new program that promotes and measures sustainable practices. [More]
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