Green Storage, which operates eight self-storage facilities in Ontario, Canada, has received a “Business Excellence Award in Sustainability” from the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade. The award was presented on Oct. 24 at the 25th Business Excellence Awards, presented by One Toronto Gaming at the Ajax Convention Centre. It recognizes local businesses for excellence, community support, leadership and sustainability as well as individual business achievements. More than 250 people attended this year’s event, according to a press release.
Green Storage properties feature a number of eco-friendly initiatives, including rooftop solar panels, cool-roof systems, electric vehicle-charging stations, insulated glass windows, low-flow plumbing fixtures, motion-sensor LED lighting and in-floor radiant heating inside the units. Its business cards are made from recycled paper, and its moving and packing supplies are created from sustainable and recycled materials. The facilities also use digital rental agreements to save on paper and offer customers the use of electronics-recycling bins. In addition, the company plants a tree for every signed lease, which led to 4,000 plantings last year.
Green Storage operates facilities in Toronto as well as Ajax, Aurora, Bolton, Keswick, Newmarket, Orillia and Hamilton, Ontario. It also has a development underway in Scarborough, Ontario.
Established in 1955, the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade has more than 650 members and represents an array of business sectors and small-to-large organizations. The “Business Excellence Awards” were established in 1994 to recognize achievements and excellence in business performance.
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