Nadine Long

By Nadine Long Not all small businesses can get LEED certification or install alternative energy sources — which still cost a pretty penny — like solar panels. Luckily, there are still plenty of ways small business owners can lessen their environmental impact without breaking the bank. In fact, a number of these changes will help...

  By Nadine Long The image that most often comes to mind when we think of self storage facilities is rows and rows of garage doors. But beneath that none-too-exciting exterior, storage facilities are the perfect incubators for new energy technologies. Green buildings can use one-third less energy and half the water of standard buildings,...

  By Nadine Long Self-storage is often seen as consumerism gone wild: we’ve accumulated so much stuff that we now have to rent extra space to store it. Arguably, a bigger problem is that we buy disposable, single-use items and just toss them out. Many people choose to use storage while downsizing their living space,...