Sustainability

365 Days Big Green

By Dan Ciarcia Today’s parking owners are innovating to maximize financial and environmental value while providing higher levels of service to customers. Parking designers are crafting solutions that capitalize on location, community, and water and energy resources. Owners are also embracing multi-mobility, alternative fuels, cycling, and connectivity to the community. Read More »

Parksmart Certification Standard

Parksmart Certification Standard is the detailed reference manual for Parksmart certification (formerly Green Garage Certification), the transformational rating system defining and recognizing sustainable practices in parking structure management, programming, design, and technology. The standard contains technical requirements for each of the 48 discrete elements of the program, including descriptions, options Read More »

2016 Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking Campaign Award Winners Announced

Annual LEEP awards honors organizations for cutting energy use in parking facilities (Los Angeles) – Oct. 5, 2016 – Today, the winners of the 2016 Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) campaign were announced. LEEP is an annual recognition of real estate owners that have achieved exceptional performance in parking Read More »

Certified Green Garage Goes Global As Parksmart

By John Schmid It was 11:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve 2015 when I walked back into my holiday house party and made a toast: “to the green parking garage going global.” I then signed the document package the attorneys had sent over, and a new era began. This was Read More »

Strategic Partner News: Certify your parking structure for the future with Parksmart

Parksmart certification helps parking facilities meet standards of sustainability and reduced environmental impact. Parksmart is the world’s only rating system defining and recognizing sustainable practices in parking structure management, programming, design and technology. An industry-driven, field-tested road map for high-performance new and existing parking garages, Parksmart recognizes forward-thinking facilities working today Read More »

Think International!

By L. Dennis Burns, CAPP More and more, the work we are doing as parking professionals is highlighting the critical role that parking plays in helping to create functional and sustainable urban environments. Linking effective parking management as a key ingredient of sustainable urban mobility planning is becoming increasingly accepted Read More »

Guide to Parksmart Certification

Parksmart, (formerly known as Green Garage Certification) is the world’s only rating system that defines, measures and recognizes high-performing, sustainable garages. An industry-driven, field-tested road map for new and existing parking structures, Parksmart recognizes forward-thinking facilities shaping tomorrow’s sustainable mobility network. Prepared by the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), this Read More »

Disruptive Thought of the Day

By Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C As many as 80 percent of young professionals would like to work in a green job. Most of the jobs and titles our kids will have don’t even exist yet. Now that’s food for thought. These are takeaways from the USGBC Education Partner Read More »

Cupertino Garage: Demand-Control Ventilation System Pays for Itself with Energy Savings

One of the greatest sources of energy consumption – and consequent operational costs – for an enclosed, commercial garage is the mechanical system that ventilates it. Ventilation can account for more than 30 percent of a property’s total, annual energy bill, consuming upwards of 400,000-kilowatt hours (kWh) per year. Some Read More »

IPI Online Learning Earns GBCI Credit

IPI’s online catalog is expanding by leaps and bounds, and now we have a new feather in our cap. Sustainability in Parking, one of our most popular online learning courses, now qualifies for two valuable GBCI credits toward maintaining LEED AP and LEED GA credentials, and is featured in the Read More »