What makes a green garage? Solar panels and wind turbines? Maybe. But you don’t need high tech materials to build an eco friendly garage. Instead, a construction technique that’s been around for years is one of the most eco friendly buildings you can find.
Post Frame Design
First developed in the 1930s, post frame buildings were pioneered using utility poles for agricultural buildings. As agriculture expanded, so did the demand for larger, cheaper buildings. In addition to cost effective construction, they were built in a way that created less construction waste.
But as the buildings evolved from primarily agricultural structures to garages, homes and more, other environmental benefits became apparent.
Post Frame Environmental Benefits
The cornerstone of the 1930s pole building was both low cost and less waste. That’s still true today. For example, Beatty’s Builders has more than 300 garage, home and other building designs that are engineered for optimal material use. Surprisingly, the variance on one of their buildings is only ?”! With tolerances that small you can see how waste is minimized.