The newly opened Safe & Secure Automated Self Storage facility in Coconut Creek, Fla., has received a Green Building of America Award from Real Estate & Construction Review magazine. Chosen from more than 2,500 projects, Safe & Secure will be featured in an upcoming special edition titled “Real Estate & Construction Review – Southeast Green Success Stories.” A case study about this facility will include comments from the project’s owner/developer, consultants, architects and contractors about how they built one of the Southeast’s most innovative sustainable facilities.
Safe & Secure is one of the first facilities developed by Automated Self Storage Systems LLC in partnership with Westfalia Technologies Inc. The 178,000-square-foot project uses Westfalia’s Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems technology, which was previously used only in industrial warehouse and manufacturing plants.
The building accommodates 539 storage modules, 100 of which can be used to store vehicles. A customer drives up to the facility and accesses his module by entering his PIN code, which signals the Storage and Retrieval Machine to claim the appropriate module and present it to the customer at ground level. The building has a back-up generator system to protect it in the event of a power failure.
Safe & Secure includes numerous energy-efficient and environmentally friendly features including water-efficient landscaping, low power consumption, pressurization to reduce energy loss, reduced waste production, improved air quality, and green cleaning and pest control. The facility is currently in the process of being certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a green building.
Based in Delray Beach, Fla., Automated Self Storage Systems is a subsidiary of real estate developer The Pugliese Co. The company has developed, constructed, managed and operated self-storage facilities throughout South Florida and New Jersey for more than 15 years.
Westfalia provides logistics software and material-handling equipment for warehouses, distribution centers and automated self-storage facilities.
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