The concept of Green Garage Contest is to bring together the most progressive and environmentally-committed fleets to share best practices for eco-friendly vehicle fleet maintenance garages. From solar panels on the roof to waste oil heating systems, the contestants will share innovative and simple ways to “green the maintenance garage.”
Going beyond paper and metals recycling or non-chemical parts washers, the ideas shared will assist with current operations improvements, but more importantly, provide a road map for new maintenance facilities in the planning stage. Many architects and engineers currently have no concept of the importance of these green garage practices when they are designing new facilities. Use of permeable pavement, innovative pitless vehicle lifts, natural lighting and fluid collection systems are all what designers should be thinking about. Ways to make use of more non-toxic plant based cleaners, degreasers and lubricants will also be highlighted.