Gallery: Self-Storage Facilities Choose to Embrace Green Energy Practic...


While sexy new sustainable buildings and automobiles often make the eco-headlines, the self-storage facility industry has seen a steady uptick towards embracing green energy practices too (they just haven’t been as flashy about it). Many storage facilities have long used energy-saving methods like motion-sensor lights within storage units and hallways and along driveways to save money. After all, it doesn’t make sense to have lights burning constantly in areas that are only being accessed once a month or less. Beyond simple measures like motion-activated lights, the common grid layout of storage facilities makes them ideal for solar panels.

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  1. Tiffany Spencer January 1, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    This is the best green movement I’ve ever heard. I hope all the self storages will adopt this idea. I have a friend who’s employed with a Public storage facility at Mississauga ( Migson Storage ). Reading this article, probably makes me go and talk to him about the green and eco friendly stuff !!

  2. Louie1228 April 6, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Flagship Sun Self Storage in Mashpee, MA has a cool counter in their lobby showing the current solar power generation. This climate controlled self storage facility switched to solar in early 2011.

  3. MollyM1133 April 6, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    We recently installed solar panels on several of our properties. In 2012, we will have 10 self storage facilities that are 100% solar powered. The state program in Massachusetts really helps. We use My Generation Solar out of Dennis, MA and we can’t say enough good things about Luke and his company. We are very excited to be using solar power.
    Sun Self Storage

  4. Green Joy February 29, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Wow, I wasn’t that aware of the slow switch of self-storage facilities to green technology. Good going guys! Not only are you saving on expenses, you’re also helping the environment. Cheers!

    Juan Miguel Ruiz

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