Cincinnati, OH, January 04, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Box Self-Storage is doing its part to help the environment and the local community by utilizing materials and processes that use less energy and produce less waste. Following these steps cost more, however, there positive impact made by these changes outweighs the cost.
By following these LEED guidelines (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and in conjunction with Heapy Engineering, a local consulting firm, Box has accomplished several key goals:
- Recycling over 95% of the materials used in both the demolition of the existing building and the construction of the new one
- Re-using all of the asphalt and concrete removed from the site, by sending it to a particular facility where it could be processed into material suitable for paving new roads and parking lots
- Installing low-flush toilets and low-flow sinks that will save approximately 900 gallons per year in unnecessary water usage
- Selecting paints, coatings, and adhesives that reduce concentrations of compounds emitted into the air, exceeding the standards set for usual building construction
- Walking the Talk: every day the property staff uses unique cleaning and maintenance products and procedures designed to minimize the facility impact on emissions and energy usage.