Spacesaver High-Density Compact Storage Systems provide sustainable green building practices that contribute to the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ Certification. Spacesaver High-Density Compact Storage Systems are innovative storage systems uniquely designed to save floor space by converting unused static storage access aisles into productive storage floor space. The Spacesaver high-density storage system mounts shelving and/or cabinets onto rolling carriages and places the moving carriages on floor tracks. Rows of shelving or cabinets move from side to side creating a movable floating access aisle where you need it. The number of floating movable access aisles to the storage area will depend on a number of factors including personnel activity and organization of materials.
HIGH-DENSITY STORAGE AND CONSTRUCTION COST SAVINGS
Conversion from traditional storage methods with static access aisles to innovative high-density storage maximizes the use of floor space, reduces the environmental footprint, and provides substantial cost savings. On a recent project, several Spacesaver Compact High-Density Storage Systems were installed reducing the size of the facility by an estimated 6,100 square feet. Using $179 a square foot as an estimated new construction cost1, the high-density storage shelving and cabinets saved $1.09 million dollars on construction costs. The Spacesaver High-Density Compact Storage System contributed to the building project’s LEED certification for sustainable design by reducing the Developmental Footprint (Category 1 of LEED 3.0).
HIGH-DENSITY STORAGE AND ENERGY COST SAVINGS
In addition to construction costs savings, the Spacesaver High-Density Compact Storage System saves on energy costs to heat and cool a facility (does not include insurance or other maintenance costs). Using energy costs of $1.19 a square foot2, the high-density compact storage system will save an estimated $7,259 annually. The high-density compact storage system contributed to the building project’s LEED Certification for Energy and Atmosphere to Optimize Energy Performance (Category 3 of LEED 3.0).
Whether you are building/designing a new building, looking at expanding your facility, or creating building efficiencies for an existing building, a Spacesaver high-density compact storage solution will help you conserve floor space, reduce energy consumption, and attain your LEED certification goals.
1 Saylor Publications, Inc. (two to three-story building on stud frame)
2 U.S. Department of Energy, Building Energy Data Book, Sample Size 4