ezStorage Corp. was awarded Gold LEED Certification for its newest self-storage facility, located at 7078 Washington Blvd. in Elkridge, Md. This is the second such honor for the company, whose facility in Charles Village, Md., was also awarded certification.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. To be certified, buildings must meet strict requirements for being designed and built to improve metrics such as energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
LEED Certification is based on a 100-point rating system and divided into four levels: basic certified (40-49), silver (50-59), gold (60-79), and platinum (80-plus). Additional points may be awarded for innovation in design and regional priority.
Headquartered in Columbia, Md., and established in 1987m ezStorage is a self-storage operator with more than 41,000 units throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. According to the company website, all future ezStorage locations will also become LEED Certified.