Storage Center Cuts Emissions 11.5% Via Renewables, Efficiency
A UK self-storage center has adopted energy efficient lighting and renewable energy to cut its emissions 11.5 percent in 2008. Big Yellow Self Storage saved $165,000 as a result of the changes, reports InsideSelfStorage.com.
Big Yellow locations in Balham, Barking, Fulham and Merton, England, generated about 57,000 kWh in renewable energy, which adds up to carbon-emission savings of 24.5 tons of CO2 equivalent. Those figures are for the year ending March 31, 2009.
Ground-source heat pumps help heat facility reception areas during the winter. Also, the company has adopted eco-labeled packing materials.
Big Yellow has a blog about its sustainability initiatives.
The blog indicates Big Yellow has formal integrated a CSR structure to encourage best practices in all of its operations, as both a developer and operator of self-storage.
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