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Self Storage Company Makes Significant Investment in Solar Panels

by John Stevens May 30, 2014 11:08 PM
Going green is a buzz phrase that we here all too often these days. We expect to hear all about the idea from politicians and activist, but more and more it seems to be batted about in the business world—especially in the self storage industry. [More]

Self Storage Impacted By Obama's New “Better Buildings Initiative”

by John Stevens February 10, 2011 8:26 AM
Commercial buildings, self storage among them, consumed roughly 20 percent of all energy in the U.S. economy last year, said President Obama during his Jan. 25th State of the Union address. In an effort to curb this energy-draining trend, Obama laid out this week a clean-energy agenda that includes investing in innovative clean energy technologies and doubling the share of electricity from clean energy sources by 2035. Part of this push is the “Better Buildings Initiative” that gives energy-saving, retrofitting incentives for commercial developers, builders and owners. [More]

Self Storage Facility Construction and Modification Show More Companies Are Thinking Green and Saving on Energy Costs

by John Stevens February 8, 2011 7:33 AM
Looking for ways to cut back on energy costs is the eco-friendly wave of the future for self storage companies. It’s good for the environment, it’s easy on the wallet and customers like the idea of doing business with a company that is sensitive to the growing need for environmentally-friendly design and construction. More self storage facilities are going green and seeking LEED status or simply making modifications in new construction or additions that will help preserve energy. [More]

The Right Roofing for your Self Storage Facility can lead to Higher Profits

by John Stevens November 12, 2010 4:33 PM
It goes without saying that anyone that goes into business, whether it is self storage or not, goes into it with one thing in mind—making money. When the economy is like it is a good business- person will come up with any and every way possible to earn another dollar. [More]