Self-storage firm slashes costs with green measures

A self-storage business has cut its energy costs by 75% with a range of green initiatives. The reduction came after Space Station invested £550,000 as part of a plan to reduce its carbon […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A self-storage business has cut its energy costs by 75% with a range of green initiatives.

The reduction came after Space Station invested £550,000 as part of a plan to reduce its carbon footprint by 50% over the next five years.

More than 850 solar panels have been installed to date across the majority of the firm’s properties, costing a total of £400,000, with a further £50,000 spent on a wind turbine for the Chiswick branch.

An additional £100,000 was invested on upgrading to LED light bulbs, which use just 40% of the energy of traditional light bulbs – motion detection sensors were also fitted so lighting is only turned on when it’s required.

Thanks to these sustainable actions, the firm now generates half of its energy itself, saving around £10,000 on electricity bills and reducing Carbon Dioxide emissions by 120 tonnes each year.

Kevin Prince, CEO at Space Station, said: “Self-storage as an industry is environmentally friendly, it’s all about giving you the space to keep and reuse things rather than sending them to landfill.

“We’ve been focusing on our green initiatives since 2008 but understand there is still work to be done to reap the full benefits that eco-friendly technologies can offer our business.”