Self-Storage, the greener way

Self-Storage, the greener way

December 17, 2019

Nurani T.

First step towards a greener future.

Founded in 2007, Extra Space Asia believes in changing the way people live and work, by providing professionally managed services, state-of-the-art security, and round-the-clock accessibility for customers to live bigger and better lives.

As the trend-setter in the self-storage industry, Extra Space Asia offers customized, highly secured and private spaces to their customers for all their needs. Together with the regional leader in solar energy solutions, LYS Energy Group (LYS), Extra Space Asia is committed to reducing its carbon footprint – by adopting renewable energy (RE) for their business practices. The first clean energy partnership with LYS started back in 2016 with an end-to-end solar energy solution which encompasses the installations of two solar photovoltaic systems for their Boon Keng and Kallang storage facilities in Singapore.

Within three short years, the solar energy systems have helped propel the company to be almost energy self-sufficient during the day, thus enabling Extra Space Asia to purchase clean electricity at a competitive price and reducing daily CO2 emissions by 249 tonnes.

 

Long-term partnership towards sustainable business

Leveraging on the success from their first two facilities, Extra Space Asia reaffirmed their commitment to sustainability by expanding their solar energy practice to two additional facilities in Singapore, alongside their trusted partner in RE energy, LYS. Both storage facilities in Ang Mo Kio and Eunos respectively, will be expected to offset approximately 406 tonnes of CO2 annually, for the next 20 years.

“LYS Energy has shown their high level of expertise and execution that consistently meets our Quality, Health, Environment and Safety standards of excellence. We are delighted to extend our RE partnership with them for two more sites in Singapore. This is part of our everyday efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and to support green energy.” – Kenneth Worsdale, Chief Executive Officer of Extra Space Asia.

This continuous collaboration transcends the traditional transactional partnership into more of a collaboration, helping forge a long-term relationship to meet a common objective, a low-carbon future.