What is Sustainable Self Storage? Learn More on How Sustainable Self-storage Works.

With the growing awareness of environmental protection and carbon footprints, the concept of “Sustainability” is being advocated around the world. “Sustainability” can be an idea, a way of life, or a method of production. The concept is to maintain environmental balance and harmony in resource development, investment direction, and technological development. It ensures that developments made do not harm our planet for future generations.
According to the Self-Storage Association United Kingdom, which recently published the “Self-Storage Annual Report 2022”, it mentions the topic of Sustainable Self Storage Businesses. This is also one of the projects that our head office in the UK has implemented.
Know more about how sustainable self-storage works.

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1. Low power consumption

According to the Self-Storage Association UK, the self-storage industry does not generate much traffic. According to the statistics, 75% of customers visit self-storage once a month or less, and 20% of customers visit self-storage less than 3 times a year. Compared with other businesses, self-storage belongs to low energy consumption. Therefore, self-storage is suitable for the use of LED sensing lighting that can achieve a low-carbon mode.

2. “Green” businesses

To save electricity, many self-storage companies in the UK have switched to solar power. You may wonder how much energy solar power can produce. According to statistics, solar energy has already produced more electricity than a self-storage facility needs in a year. It proves that solar energy can greatly help self-storage in terms of low-carbon energy. In addition, many UK self-storage companies have started adding green roofs, water retention systems, electric car chargers, and other green features.

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3. Do not use or produce consumables

The Self-Storage Annual Report 2022 also mentions that sustainable self-storage also significantly reduces the use or production of many consumables. For example, selecting recyclable materials for packing materials and working with sustainable manufacturers. They are also moving contracts and paperwork online to reduce the amount of paper they use.

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4. Reduce new construction

Building new buildings requires a lot of steel and concrete, both of which are high in carbon. Therefore, in order to achieve sustainability and environmental protection, many self-storage companies in the UK choose to renovate old buildings and transform old buildings into self-storage. It won’t be carbon-free, but at least the carbon conversion from renovating an old building is much lesser than building a new one.

Furthermore, acccording to the Self-Storage Association UK, they predict that with the rise of the environmental movement, the “Green” business will be more valuable and competitive in the future.

Our head office in the UK has also joined the ranks of sustainable self-storage. In addition to solar panels, our UK facilities are also equipped with LED sensor-controlled lighting and electric car chargers.

Sustainable Self Storage Businesses in Malaysia

Sustainable self-storage incorporates energy-efficient design principles, such as proper insulation, natural lighting, energy-efficient appliances, and HVAC systems.

In Malaysia, Cube Self Storage is equipped with LED sensor lighting in all storage spaces which can help to achieve energy-efficiency. Moreover, Cube provides eco-friendly and practical Cube plastic crates (Easycrates). Easycrate provides customers with quality storage services while also caring for the environment. 


On the other hand, we realized that waste is made during the process of moving in or out of self-storage. For example, cardboard, plastics, paper, metal, and so on. To encourage our staff and customers to reduce waste, Cube Self Storage Malaysia also prepared recycle bins for waste sorting. Through this, we realize the mission of eco-friendly storage.

Due to Malaysia’s geographical environment and rich natural resources, Malaysia’s self-storage industry is suitable for the growing demand for eco-friendly practices. Such as solar energy, hydroelectric power, and so on. Cube Self Storage believes that more sustainable storage options will be available, and innovative technologies will be made possible in the future.

Cube one-stop storage solutions provide storage services, and packing materials, and arrange third-party transport services for you. Contact us to learn more.

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