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Going GREEN in the Self Storage industry

Posted by Ghia Nellis on Mon, Aug 23, 2010 @ 02:14 PM

Efficiency, energy savings and reducing our carbon footprint: all are goals of the GREEN MOVEMENT.

Just a few simple changes to your facility will get you eco-friendly.

Start off by replacing standard lightbulbs to CFLs (compact flourescent lightbulbs). CFLs emit the same amount of light yet use less power and last longer.

Next, surround your facility with drought-tolerant native plants. This type of landscape requires little maintenance. If you want even LESS maintenance, consider installing a rock landscape.

Sealing windows and doors can prevent heating and cooling from escaping through cracks.  Additionally, installing insulation will help maintain the temperature inside the building. 

If you are in the market to remodel, expand or update your facility, solar panels can easily be installed on rooftops of self-storage facilities and boat/RV carports. Government rebates and tax credits may be available in your area to help offset the cost of solar technology. 

To find out more about adding solar panels to your self-storage facility, contact Mako Steel at (800) 383-4932.

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