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Briarcliff Extra Space Storage LEEDv4 Green Education Website Information

This building has many sustainable design features and is pursuing LEED Certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED was created in 1993 by the US Green Building and is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.

The following are some of the sustainable design and construction features of this project:

  • The Landscape Plan was intentionally designed with native and adapted Georgia vegetation and efficient irrigation techniques, resulting in a 56% reduction of outdoor water use.
  • The amount of parking allocated for this building does not exceed local code minimums and is an 80% reduction from standard parking rates laid out by the Institute of Transportation Engineers. This is beneficial because it results in more efficient land use and less land devoted to asphalt.
  • The site and building were designed to minimize the urban heat island effect and the heat gain that results from it. The use of asphalt was kept to a minimum, abundant vegetation was planted, and a reflective white roof with a very high Solar Reflectance Index of 98 (out of 100) was installed.
  • Briarcliff Extra Space Storage recycles! Adequate storage bins are located within the facility that accommodate the collection of paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and metal. These recyclables are collected and stored in a discrete location in order to facilitate convenient and hygienic waste practices.
  • Through the use of energy efficient lighting, lighting controls and HVAC systems, as well as solar panels on the roof, this facility is able to reduce its total energy usage by 60%. The solar panels on the roof offset approximately 40% of the facility’s energy usage.
  • Throughout construction, a waste hauler was used that had the ability to recycle construction waste. This resulted in over 66% of construction waste being recycled and kept out of a landfill.
  • During the construction of this building, great efforts were made to ensure the air quality would be of the highest level upon opening. Dirt and dust were minimized during construction, ductwork was sealed prior to operation, products used had low VOC content, and construction tasks were scheduled in a way that maintained the cleanest indoor environment possible.
  • The plumbing fixtures in this building use less water per flush and per minute than standard code required fixtures. Low flush toilets and low flow faucets result in a 31% reduction of indoor water use for the building.
Northwood Extra Space Storage LEEDv4 Green Education Website Information
This building has many sustainable design features and is pursuing LEED Certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED was created in 1993 by the US Green Building and is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.

The following are some of the sustainable design and construction features of this project:

  • The Landscape Plan was intentionally designed with native and adapted Georgia vegetation and efficient irrigation techniques, resulting in a 35% reduction of outdoor water use.
  • The amount of parking allocated for this building does not exceed local code minimums and is a 47% reduction from standard parking rates laid out by the Institute of Transportation Engineers. This is beneficial because it results in more efficient land use and less land devoted to environmentally detrimental asphalt.
  • The site and building were designed to minimize the urban heat island effect and the heat gain that results from it. The use of asphalt was kept to a minimum, abundant vegetation was planted, and a reflective white roof with a very high Solar Reflectance Index of 98 (out of 100) was installed.
  • Northwood Extra Space Storage recycles! Adequate storage bins are located within the facility that accommodate the collection of paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and metal. These recyclables are collected and stored in a discrete location in order to facilitate convenient and hygienic waste practices.
  • Through the use of energy efficient lighting, lighting controls and HVAC systems, as well as solar panels on the roof, this facility is able to reduce its energy usage by 49%. The solar panels on the roof offset approximately 28% of the facility’s energy usage.
  • During the construction of this building, great efforts were made to ensure the air quality would be of the highest level upon opening. Dirt and dust were minimized during construction, ductwork was sealed prior to operation, products used had low VOC content, and construction tasks were scheduled in a way that maintained the cleanest indoor environment possible.
  • The plumbing fixtures in this building use less water per flush and per minute than standard code required fixtures. Low flush toilets and low flow faucets result in a 20% reduction of indoor water use for the building.
Hollywood Extra Space Storage LEEDv4 Green Education Website Information
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