COLUMBIA, Md. – January 19, 2011 – ezStorage Corporation (ezStorage.com) announced today the award of a Gold LEED Certification for their newest self-storage location at 7078 Washington Boulevard in Elkridge, Maryland. This is the second LEED Certification for the company, whose Charles Village facility was also awarded certification.
"LEED Certification is quite an achievement particularly in self-storage, so ezStorage achieving Gold LEED Certification in Elkridge really raises the bar for our industry,” stated Ken Hankin, CEO of ezStorage. “We may be the first self-storage operator in the country to achieve a Gold rating. More and more customers are expecting the construction of sustainable buildings, and with our continuing commitment to LEED Certification, we will meet that expectation."
LEED – an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – is an internationally-recognized green building certification system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Strict requirements must be met in order to be LEED Certified, and the requirements for the distinctive Gold LEED Certification are much higher. Certification is based on a points rating system. For more on the U.S. Green Building Council LEED rating system, visit the website at http://www.usgbc.org.
About LEED Certification
According to the U. S. Green Building Council www.usgbc.org/leed LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.