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 pit-less 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.
View the 2020 Green Garage Contest Recipients.
Chief Judge of the Green Fleet Contest
Rhea Courtney Bozic
Ms. Bozic is an environmental scientist and green fleet consultant who has worked with the Green Fleet contest since its inception fourteen years ago. As a judge, she expanded the scope of Green Fleet contest application, making contestants’ suggested improvements and including new technology areas developed over those years. She is also the author of the content for the Green Garage Contest, which started in 2020. She is considered a sustainable transportation expert with experience in a variety of environmental areas, including alternative fuel infrastructure development and siting of fueling and EV charging, electric vehicle applications, fleet systems studies for reduction of fuel use and greenhouse gases, biofuels applications for biodiesel and E85, fueling facility and biofuels storage terminal design and costing, vehicle fleet strategies for right sizing and right typing, anti-idling, innovative fuel saving technologies and fleet efficiency consulting. She formed her own consulting firm, Clean Fuels Consulting, in late 2003. CFC works primarily with municipalities, school districts and fuel distributors on expanding sustainable fleets, and is a certified women owned business in the States of New York and Pennsylvania, the Cities of New York and Philadelphia, and a New York State Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business. She lives in Bay Shore, New York with her domestic partner James Rooney of the FDNY, and two pesky miniature dachshunds.
Clean Fuels Consulting
Sponsors of the 2021 Green Garage Contest