We have previously discussed 7 important was to make your self storage facility more environmentally friendly. If you haven’t seen those previous articles, be sure to go check them out! Let’s chat about the final 4 ways you can do this to save yourself some money and to attract eco-conscious customers.
1.Weatherproof the facility!
I cannot stress this one enough. A well-insulated and weatherproofed building is going to be more energy efficient. Think about the toughest weather that your area experiences and make sure that all of your buildings are ready to power through that. Replace things like weather stripping, install awnings, add solar blocking shades to windows, and apply heat-blocking barriers to your roof. Take preventative steps now to avoid bigger problems in the future.
2.Host e-waste collections
This will show a measure of good will to your community about your determination for being eco-friendly. Allow locals to bring in drained batteries, empty ink cartridges, old cell phones, laptops and computers, tvs, and the list goes on. All you need to do is provide a drop off bin that is clearly labeled.
3.Retrofit property lighting
LED lightbulbs are the best way to go. They out preform incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent bulbs any day. They are brighter. Last longer. Run cooler. And they use MUCH less energy. To save even more, consider putting the lights on a timer or motion sensor.
4.Be mindful about chemicals
You obviously don’t want a dirty facility or one overrun with pests, but you also need to be mindful about the chemicals that you are using. If you are not careful about what you are using, the environmental effects can be absolutely devastating. Read labels and do your research. If you still aren’t sure, don’t be too shy to reach out to a professional!
Not only will following these 11 tips help you impress an entire new group of customers, but you will also feel good knowing that you are doing your part to reduce the footprint left on our beautiful planet!