Phoenix, AZ, December 01, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- "Mini-Storage Messenger," the highly respected monthly trade periodical for the self-storage industry and flagship publication of MiniCo Publishing, continues its 22-year history of honoring the best in self-storage with the first annual Outstanding Green Facility award. Selection will be based on the following criteria:
· Energy-efficient features
· Water-efficient features
· Use of innovative, unique, environmentally friendly building materials
· Challenges overcome during building
· LEED certification
· Overall design and landscaping
· Indoor air quality
· Overall environmental impact of facility
· Green marketing techniques
Publisher Poppy Behrens commented, “We have added this competition as a complement to our annual Facility of the Year awards to recognize those facilities that are embracing the challenge to help the environment while growing their businesses.”
The competition is open to all self-storage facilities, and entries may be submitted by owners, operators, builders, managers or others. The winning facility will receive a trophy and a feature article in the April 2010 issue of "Mini-Storage Messenger." Complete entry instructions may be downloaded at www.ministoragemessenger.com. The deadline for submission is January 25, 2010.
MiniCo Publishing, a division of MiniCo, Inc., publishes the “Mini-Storage Messenger,” the leading monthly trade magazine covering the global self-storage industry. Other publications include “Self-Storage Now!,” “Mobile Self-Storage Magazine,” “RV & Boat Storage Today,” “Self‑Storage Canada,” the “Self-Storage Almanac,” the “Self-Storage Development Handbook,” and the “Self‑Storage Buyer’s Guide.”
Since 1974, Phoenix-based MiniCo, Inc. has been a self-storage leader providing superior specialty insurance programs, informative publications and valuable products and services created expressly for the self‑storage industry.