Green Built, Energy Efficient Self Storage Units
Self Storage of Brookfield is proud to have used the Trachte Building System to help promote the sustainability of Brookfield through the use of environmentally-friendly, energy efficient, reusable materials. Below are some of the features and benefits of using this type of system.
Reduced material use – More so than conventional construction, the design of a pre-engineered Trachte building system allows for the use of fewer construction materials. Through extensive testing and computer modeling, Trachte is able to reduce the amount of steel used to meet building specifications.
Reusable -Trachte steel buildings are made primarily from recycled materials and are 100% reusable. The buildings can be easily modified, providing a cost-effective means of construction and remodeling while also extending the life of the building. By utilizing these products. Self Storage of Brookfield increases the sustainability and amount of reusable material available.
Low VOC Finishes – All finishes applied by Trachte meet or exceed EPA regulations for low VOC paints, and come with high reflectivity that meet or surpass the Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of 29.
Energy efficient – Self Storage of Brookfield includes an insulation system that achieves R-30 or more for the climatized sections of our facility. Using sophisticated and tested insulation systems helps lower utility costs, making Self Storage of Brookfield an energy-efficient building.
Cool Roofs – The roof at Self Storage of Brookfield meets or surpasses the Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of 29. Our “cool roof” guards against the Heat Island Effect which produces high relative temperatures in urban areas.
Transportation Costs – Self Storage of Brookfield was able to purchase our building components from a Trachte plant in Sun Prairie, WI. This reduced transportation energy costs. And because pre-engineered building components are low in weight, they require less freight and fewer trucks to ship.
Different shades of green
- Using recycled steel.
- Reducing material use and enabling material reuse.
- Offering long-lasting buildings for life-cycle advantages.
- Purchasing from production plantsregionally to decrease shipping costs.
- Strive to meet & exceed the standards of the Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA), and Energy Star.