How A Storage Container Can Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Trying to make your storage or worksite as sustainable as possible, having a positive impact on the environment, and ensuring minimal use of energy and low carbon emissions can have a huge positive impact in the long run. Whether you’re using a storage container for storage or converting it into an office, shed, or other living space, doing so can help you reduce your carbon footprint and have less of an impact on the environment.
Using a storage container as a mobile office or storage space is sustainable for many reasons, making them affordable, eco-friendly options. Here are the top ways using a storage container can help reduce your carbon footprint.
Storage containers don’t need to be built from scratch to be useful. Many storage container providers in New England and beyond offer containers that have been pre-used. Renters return them in a certain condition. They are cleaned and inspected to ensure they are in optimal condition for use by the next person. While originally created to haul goods overseas and on trains, repurposing a storage container into a storage or office space keeps it out of a landfill and supports recycling. It also removes the need to use more energy to manufacture more containers than necessary.
Storage containers are often remodeled and used as mobile office, warehouse space, storage, housing, classrooms, mobile showrooms, and more.
Require Less Energy to Operate
Storage containers are relatively small. Less energy is needed to maintain insulation and electricity. You can install LED lighting inside and energy-efficient HVAC components, both of which can help save energy and money. Additionally, the small space requires those to work less. Heavy insulation ensures that you can minimize heating/cooling efforts inside. Additionally, storage containers can be fitted in a yard, factory, or lot with no need for construction. This saves the energy and time it would take to build a space from the ground up.
If you install a toilet, sink, or drinking fountains in your container, you’ll need a source of water. The good news is storage containers used as or having bathroom or kitchen facilities can easily be connected to an external water tank. This promotes water conversation and reduces strain on the mains water supply. Work with your storage container company to establish your goals for your container. If you want it to have water access, it can be established. Ask your storage company about choosing a certain part of your lot that allows for access to plumbing.
Durable with Little Maintenance
When properly cared for, storage containers last years without needing to be replaced or highly maintained. They are steel and stand up to harsh weather conditions. They protect against pests, and remain functional and structurally sound over time, which cuts down on the energy needed for maintenance and replacement. A brick-and-mortar space for the same purpose would cost significantly more to power and maintain. Storage containers are easy to keep clean and tidy. Consult with a local storage container service to determine the best location for your unit to prevent environmental contamination and/or damage.
Contact Your Local Storage Container Experts
Page Street Leasing is the best New Hampshire storage container and storage trailer company. We serve clients throughout New England with a range of storage solutions. Whether you want to rent or buy a container for a few months or a few years, we have a variety of storage options that will satisfy your needs. Contact us today at 603-622-1673 or fill out our online contact form for more information.