Can there be a “green garage” or is that just an oxymoron? My contention is that if you’re going to provide parking, you might as well make it as energy efficient as possible, minimize pollution and take up the least space. Add maximizing safety and minimizing crashes and you’ve got automated parking – a technology that’s sweeping Europe and Asia but has barely made a dent in the United States. I’m convinced that with LEED certifications taking a foothold for building design, it is inevitable that automated parking garages will be added to the checklist of components that define a “green” development.