Contributing Editors

Self Storage Company Finding Out it Pays to Go Solar in More Ways Than One

by Kim Kilpatrick June 23, 2014 11:57 PM
It is not cheap for a self storage company to convert to a solar powered facility. Between the equipment and installation just getting them in cost a pretty penny. However, thanks to a little help from various government entities the sting is not nearly as bad as it could be. Factor in the benefits—all the benefits—and you can almost call them a bargain. [More]

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 Facilities in Canada and the United States Going Green

by Winnie Hsiu December 12, 2013 9:55 PM
Colors are often used to signify feelings, emotions, and/or a state of mind among other things. The color green is often associated with feeling jealous or envy (i.e. green with envy). People will often refer to someone that is new or inexperienced as being ‘green’ as well. The term could work in the business world as well, but for self storage facilities it has a whole different meaning. [More]

Mississauga Self Storage in Canada Is Going Green

by Tony Gonzalez November 11, 2013 4:17 PM
Installing solar panels on the roofs of self storage businesses is becoming prominent in the United States. Canada is not far behind. The government of Ontario has speeded up the process by introducing a Feed-In Tariff Program (FIT). This program allows business owners to install solar panels, hook into the existing electricity grid, and share the extra electricity from their panels. [More]

It’s a Green, Green World in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez June 26, 2012 5:49 PM
During the Information Age there is one thing that you can count on. If there is an injustice or something bad going on in the world, someone, somewhere will be informed about it. As long as he/she/they have access to a computer and an internet signal they will do their best to inform the rest of the world about whatever it is. [More]

First Choice Moving and Storage Goes Green

by John Stevens June 18, 2012 6:21 PM
“Going green” has become a significant social issue. What a business does tremendously affects the quality of the air, water, the amount of energy consumed, and the amount of waste in local landfills.

First Choice Moving & Storage in Clarksville, Tennessee, understands the importance of going green. They participated in their county’s “green” initiative and have recently become Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified. [More]

Going Green can Help Self Storage Companies Make Some Green

by Kim Kilpatrick June 20, 2011 6:06 PM
One of the most popular colors in the self storage industry today is the color green. The self storage industry is one that has been on an upswing due to many of the complications that the current state of the economy has created; it’s definitely making some green (money that is). With a look to benefitting the environment and lowering costs over the long haul (and saving some green) many self storage facilities are doing what they can to “go green.” [More]

Self Storage Company Looking to Make the World a Better Place by Going Green

by John Stevens November 4, 2010 3:30 PM
When economic times are as precarious as they are now it is vital for business ventures to do what they can to sustain themselves through the lows so that they will be able to enjoy the eventual highs. Self-Storage Company is trying to help its operators do just that. [More]