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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]

Self Storage Company in Canada Engaging in Impressive Solar Initiative

by Holly Robinson October 25, 2011 6:16 PM
Every person or entity that goes into business does it with one reason in mind—to make an incredibly large amount of money. Most are would like to give back to the community and/or environment as well (as long as it does not hurt the bottom line). What if you could actually do both? One self storage company thinks they have figured out a way to do just that. [More]

Self Storage Facilities Take “Going Green” Seriously

by Kim Kilpatrick September 15, 2011 7:43 PM
If there is one buzz phrase that is fast becoming common in every business, self storage or otherwise, it is “going green.” By “going green” businesses are accomplishing multiple objectives that all lead to one goal—turning a profit. [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]

Extra Space Storage Leads the Way in Solar Energy

by Tony Gonzalez July 29, 2011 1:36 PM
Extra Space Storage, the second largest operator of self storage companies in the United States with over 850 facilities in 34 states, has embarked on a solar initiative on a scale that is unheard of in the self storage industry. [More]

Little Things Can Make the Difference for your Self Storage Facility

by Winnie Hsiu July 6, 2011 4:48 PM
There is an old saying that everyone’s mother (or maybe grandmother) said at one time or another—it’s the little things that count. What they were trying to tell us is to pay attention to the details, because doing so can be the difference between success and failure or in terms that the business world can appreciate, making no money, a little money, or making a lot. [More]

Lock Up Self Storage Joining Ranks of Solar Panel Use

by John Stevens July 6, 2011 7:38 AM
The Lock Up Self Storage has jumped onto the renewable energy bandwagon, to continue its commitment to help protect the environment and contain electricity costs. The Chicago-based self storage company with more than 30 climate controlled storage facilities nationwide, has taken the eco-friendly step of installing solar panels in its Livingston and Westood New Jersey facilities. [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]
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