Sustainability

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
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Shooting for Net-Zero

Our next Earth Day post comes from Propark America about one of the greenest parking facilities in the country: From the beginning, Canopy Airport Parking at Denver International Airport was meant to be the most sustainable parking lot on the planet, and it has exceeded that expectation. Canopy Airport Parking
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Earth Day and Parking

By Kathleen Federici, M.Ed. Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Earth Day is the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than 1 billion people every year, and a day of action that changes human behavior and
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It’s Always Sunny in Arizona

Today’s post comes from Arizona State University, where they have some serious solar power! Three major installations help power the university, significantly reducing fossil fuel consumption and emissions. The Wells Fargo Solar installation generates a total wattage of more than 24.1 MWdc (megawatts) at 89 locations across all four campuses and the
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Why Drive When You Can Park and Ride?

Today’s post comes from Watry Design and focuses on the role of structured parking to support advanced mobility options in the “Inland Empire” of Southern California: After opening on March 5, already more than 70 percent of Gold Line extension riders are new to Metro. In addition, 66 percent of
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Do you know enough about DCV?

Today’s Earth Week blog post features tangible benefits for people, planet, and profit! Did you know that demand-control ventilation systems for commercial garages can cut energy bills significantly? Consumption at a Silicon Valley mixed-use development reduced by 500,600 kWh a year.  In terms of greenhouse gas emissions eliminated, that equates
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Every Day is Earth Day

Every day is Earth Day, and a  new opportunity to make sustainable decision(s) a priority. Follow along with our afternoon blog every day this week to see how parking professionals are making a big impact on the triple bottom line.  IPI’s Sustainability Committee is highlighting programs and initiatives from progressive
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Take the LEEP – Submissions due June 15, 2016

The Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign is a program offering free guidance and recognition to facility owners and managers interested in implementing energy-efficient lighting solutions in their parking lots and structures.   Phase 2 awards submissions are due June 15, 2016.  Awardees will be recognized at GreenBuild this
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Green Garage Assessor Training Offers GBCI Credits, New Dates Announced

IPI, as an approved USGBC Education Provider, is now able to offer LEED-accredited professionals valuable continuing education credits to maintain their LEED AP and LEED GA credentials. Green Garage Assessor Training now offers GBCI credit for LEED accredited professionals for 7 CE Hour(s). Attend a Green Garage Assessor Training Course
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Going Greener by Rachel Yoka

Did you hear?  Green Garage Certification and our industry have taken a great leap forward.   Here comes the alphabet soup—glossary provided! The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the certification arm of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), acquired the program as of January 1 of this year. The USGBC’s
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