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DENVER (CBS4) – A Denver businessman runs his company with the environment in mind. CBS4′s Gloria Neal spent some time with Joshua Fine, who is making his mark in business by going green.
“When a customer rents a unit at our self storage facility, each month that they’re in that facility opposed to a conventional facility, they’ll be saving over 20 pounds of carbon dioxide from going into the atmosphere,” Fine said.
Focus Property Group is leading the way with green self storage properties in downtown Denver, but the new property is even more impressive.
“It’s a four-story purpose-built self storage, meaning that building was built as a self storage facility. It’s the first purpose-built self storage facility in downtown Denver in probably 30 or 40 years,” Fine said.
There are more green properties planned near Union Station, as well as other locations within the Central Platte Valley. But Focus Property Group doesn’t just build green, they work green as well.
“This building that we’re in right now used to be a cut-and-sew factory and we acquired it … we turned it into office space,” Fine said. “Now it’s home to our company as well as two other small businesses.”
Fine is also big on being involved in his community — specifically at the Denver Academy of Torah.
“A modern orthodox day school in Lowry; a wonderful community, really a family.”
He says growing up with a father who was a rabbi prepared him for what he’s doing today.
“Growing up with a model of community involvement and activism and leadership prepared me both for what I’m doing in the Jewish community,” Fine said. “It’s more than volunteering for something that’s already existing. It’s creating something from whole cloth.”