Sustainability

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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