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Posted on Jan 10 2013 - 12:50pm by Brent Hardy
Comments Off on Start Your Year with a Home Energy Audit

  I talk a lot about energy savings for business but as a homeowner I’m also interested in saving energy at home. Now that 2013 is here, it’s time to make some New Year’s resolutions for your home! Following through with those resolutions will not only be helpful for the environment, but will also save you money. Before you can make your goals, you’ll...

Posted on Jan 2 2013 - 11:00am by Brent Hardy
Comments Off on 10 Things You Can Do This Year to Save Energy in Your Home

Since I care about the environmental and financial benefits of saving energy, I spend a lot of time making sure Extra Space Storage properties are energy efficient. I also put that passion for energy efficiency to work at my home on weekends!   Believe it or not, there are plenty of weekend projects you can complete that will make a difference all year long...

Posted on Dec 28 2012 - 12:00pm by Brent Hardy
Comments Off on Sustainability Roundup: Our Eco-minded Posts for 2012

  I’ve really enjoyed being part of Extra Space Storage’s “Storage Blog” in 2012 and talking about our sustainability efforts at Extra Space Storage.  I’m not the only one at Extra Space Storage who’s been busy writing this year. Our resourceful blogging team was very prolific. Together, we wrote hundreds of blog posts on...

Posted on Dec 14 2012 - 12:04am by Brent Hardy
Comments Off on Our Year in Sustainability: Highlights from 2012

  We’ve had a wonderful year of teamwork among our facilities management team, storage facility managers and solar power partner! In 2012, we moved forward with implementing some major projects to improve our commitment to corporate responsibility. And I’m happy to say that we saved a lot of energy by adding more solar power and tackling other energy-efficiency...

Posted on Dec 12 2012 - 6:32pm by Emily Emmer
Comments Off on Best of the Web: Sustainability Infographics

  Infographics have the powerful ability to make complex information both compelling and easy to understand.  Although Wikipedia reports they’ve actually been around for centuries, in recent years they’ve been popularized on the internet through the power of social sharing. Infographics are a powerful tool to communicate sustainability messages enabling...

Posted on Dec 5 2012 - 12:00pm by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on Give Green, Give Local

  It’s here, whether you’re ready or not! Holiday shopping time. As you may have gathered from reading my other posts, I’m a rather meticulous person. That goes for my work, as well as my personal shopping habits. I prefer putting some extra thought into gifts that I give loved ones. I want to give something useful, yet more unique than what you can find...

Posted on Nov 28 2012 - 12:31pm by Brent Hardy
Comments Off on Harvesting Raindrops for Landscape Use

  At Extra Space Storage, finding out about our environmentally friendly programs is as easy as looking above your head. At several storage facilities, we’ve harnessed solar power to save energy, and brought daylight inside to reduce lighting costs. But now we’re looking up in a whole new way. I’m talking about capturing those raindrops that keep falling...

Posted on Nov 23 2012 - 12:30pm by Brent Hardy
Comments Off on Is an Energy Star Partnership in Your Future?

  I don’t want to sound too much like a fortune cookie, but here goes: Partnerships have their advantages! And, especially if you’re concerned with energy efficiency, one of the best partnerships you can have is with Energy Star – the EPA’s program to help consumers and businesses make the best choices for lowering their energy consumption. ...

Posted on Nov 16 2012 - 8:47pm by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on Know When to Go with LED in Atlanta

  Something special is happening to traffic lights in Atlanta. They’re being converted to LED! When it comes to sustainability, “LED” isn’t a feel-good buzz word. LED is a strong energy solution with perks.   LED signals not only use a fraction of the energy of incandescent signals, but they’re brighter, which enhances safety...

Posted on Nov 13 2012 - 6:29am by Garret Stembridge
Comments Off on Historic West Chester Helped Launch Lincoln

Okay Abraham Lincoln buffs, are you aware of the role that West Chester, Pennsylvania played in launching Lincoln’s run for president? While Spielberg’s “Lincoln” movie releasing this week deals with Lincoln’s final months in office, a newspaper that was once located in West Chester helped get Lincoln elected.   First Lincoln Biography The Chester...