Parksmart Advisor — Online, Instructor-Led Training


August 8, 2017; August 10, 2017; August 15, 2017; and August 17, 2017. Participants must attend all four classes. Each class is 1.5 hours.

About the Course:

Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program (formerly Green Garage Certification) is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems.   IPI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate.

This course is a four day course. The class will take place on each of the four specified days from 1 PM EST until 2:30 PM EST. You must attend all four sessions and pass the end of course assessment to become a Parksmart Advisor. All Parksmart Advisors are listed on USGBC’s website. Due to the online interactive nature of this course, this course is limited to 14 attendees.

Course Prerequisite: The Parksmart Standard which can be purchased separately through USGBC by clicking here. This Standard document will be used as an accompaniment to the class materials.

Course Objectives:

In this course, learn how to:

  • Explain the role of Parksmart Advisors to assist clients in the Parksmart evaluation and certification process
  • Illustrate the specific management, programmatic, technological, and structural elements of certification
  • Demonstrate how certified Parksmart garages lower costs, enhance value, and achieve sustainability objectives
  • Evaluate given examples using Parksmart tools and certification process
  • Recognize, verify, and encourage environmentally sustainable solutions in new, existing, and retrofitted parking garages

*CEUs are earned following successful completion and a passing score of 70 percent on the assessment.

Level: Intermediate

Instructor: Dan Ciarcia

Dates: This is a four-day course. The class will take place on each of the four specified days from 1 p.m. EST until 2:30 p.m. EST:


  • Member rate: $325
  • Non-member rate: $425

Required Materials: Parksmart Certification Standard is the detailed reference manual for Parksmart certification.