National Storage Affiliates Trust


Caring for the environment is an integral part of how we operate as a company. We constantly seek out ways to conserve energy and water, reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions, and operate across the board in an environmentally sustainable manner.


Stores Benefit from LED Lighting


Minimum Internal Rate of Return (IRR) Hurdle on LED Retrofit Projects

LED Lighting Initiative

In 2018 we started an LED lighting initiative to retrofit our existing lighting fixtures across our portfolio to more energy efficient lighting. Not only is this a great way to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, the new LED lighting also saves us money over the long term, which represents a tangible benefit for all stakeholders.

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Motion Sensor Lighting

In addition to our LED lighting initiative, we have also installed motion sensors and/or timed lighting at a majority of our facilities which also drives reduced energy consumption, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and reduced energy bills.

Right Sizing Waste Containers and Frequency of Pick Up

In an effort to optimize our waste management needs, we have recently begun an initiative to right size our waste containers and reduce the frequency of pickup in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate cost savings.

Water Conservation Efforts

Despite self storage facilities already being very low consumers of water, we continue to look for ways to conserve this valuable resource. We utilize water-saving plumbing devices and focus on incorporating landscaping features which require minimal

water usage.