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St. Patrick’s Day Top 5 GREEN Reasons for Considering Robotic, Automated Parking

Posted on | March 17, 2011 | No Comments

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day I want to share my top 5 GREEN reasons for considering robotic, automated parking.

(1) Increased Air Quality
Since the automobile’s engine is off during the parking process a significant decrease in toxic emissions is realized.
I was recently asked to provide supporting emission data for an 800 space robotic garage, results below:
(125,400 miles of estimated driving per year INSIDE OF THE RAMPED GARAGE)
A reduction of related toxic emissions of:

  • 910 lbs of Hydrocarbons (HC) per year
  • 467 lbs of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) per year
  • 1,191 pounds of Carbon Monoxide (CO) per year
  • 62.7 tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) per year

(2) A Reduction In Our Precious Natural Resources
This is realized by reduced driving within the structure. Patrons will not be wasting time and fuel looking for an available parking spot.
Based on the information above for an 800 car conventional garage the following reductions will occur using a Robotic Parking Garage:
125,400 miles of driving eliminated annually resulting in the reduction of 6,270 gallons of gasoline.

(3) Reduced Energy Consumption
Illumination and ventilation are greatly reduced for energy savings and efficiency.
Based on the 800 space project mentioned above. We were able to reduce the air changes needed from 7 to 2 per hour using a Robotic System.
This change equates to an annual reduction of 2,025,357 kWh’s.

(4) Conservation Of Open Space
Less ground area required (as much as 50%) compared to conventional parking garages.
Allows for the introduction of green space in design plans, pleasing to look at and environmentally friendly.

(5) Smaller Building Footprint
Less building materials during the construction phase yields environmental pollution levels lower than those of conventional parking systems.
Reduced urban heat island effect by eliminating vast amounts of dark-colored pavement which can increase temperatures causing more energy demand.

Wishing you all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day and remember, you won’t need the luck of the Irish if you take advantage of superior engineering and automation.


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