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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]

In the Self Storage News

by Holly Robinson April 4, 2014 9:39 PM
Three years ago, Stuff Hotel, a San Antonio-based self storage business, installed solar panels on one of their facilities. The facility was a test case for them. They wanted to see how much savings they got before putting solar panels on their other facilities.

The company installed a 28-kilowatt solar array at their facility at the 9018 Poteet Jourdanton Freeway location. Recently, they added more solar panels and expanded their system by another 21-kilowatts. [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]

Self Storage News from Around the Nation

by Winnie Hsiu August 22, 2013 7:41 PM
Folks in Anchorage, Alaska, don’t use them. And probably not those in Seattle, Washington, either. But people and businesses in Tucson, Arizona, the Florida Keys, and in San Antonio, Texas, certainly do. And just what is “it” that they use in those areas around the country? Solar panels! [More]

Greenbox is Downtown Denver's First Green Self Storage Facility

by Winnie Hsiu January 29, 2013 2:03 PM
Denver is getting greener. No, they aren't improving their landscaping and planting more trees and shrubs. Instead, more and more solar panels are popping up on buildings and homes around the town. Greenbox Self Storage is one of the newest businesses sporting solar panels. The facility recently opened in downtown Denver and is the first sustainable self storage facility in the downtown area. It is the first LEED-certified self storage building in Denver and the first newly constructed storage building built downtown in over a decade. [More]

News Roundup of the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu January 23, 2013 11:14 AM
There are three pieces of news that I would like to share with you today.

First, the Inside Self Storage World Expo will be held April 3-5 in the Paris Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas. Put that on your calendar and plan on attending. [More]

Decatur Self Storage Adds Solar Panels

by John Stevens January 10, 2013 4:22 PM
Large corporations are doing it. Small businesses are doing it. Companies all over the United States are installing solar energy to reduce their energy costs and improve their bottom line. Decatur Self Storage in Decatur, Texas, joined the ranks of businesses - like Wal-Mart, Costco, and IKEA - that are going solar. [More]

Government Green Efforts Could be Big for UK Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson August 8, 2012 6:09 PM
Finding alternate forms of energy has become a popular undertaking in most industrial nations in recent years. The idea that a nation could become less dependent on fossil fuels and help the environment in the process is too good for many to pass up. After the recent announcement that the UK government made concerning its support of green endeavors has many in the self storage industry eager to see how they could benefit. [More]

Self Storage Company Goes Off the Grid

by Tony Gonzalez July 24, 2012 7:37 PM
Normally whenever you here about someone or something going off the grid it’s because they are a part of some super-secret anti-government militia or because they work for the government as a secret-agent man (at least that’s how it is in the movies). There is, however, a more logical and danger-free meaning to the phrase when used outside of the cinema. [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]
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