The Garage of the Future Must be Green

This article describes how construct and run a "green" garage. The author suggests that automated parking facilities are greener than conventional garages in terms of vehicle emissions, and will probably be added to the list of components that define "green" development in the future. Energy consumed at automated garages is only one-fifth that of a conventional garage. In addition, automated garages reduce exposure to crime, thefts from vehicles, and eliminate fender benders. They are faster, in terms of processing each car, take of less space by almost half, which cuts construction costs. Charts and figures are included, comparing costs, fuel use, and emissions for conventional and automated parking facilities.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 32-34, 36
  • Serial:
    • Parking
    • Volume: 48
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: National Parking Association
    • ISSN: 0031-2193

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01129772
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 8 2009 7:45PM