The International Parking Institute, Green Parking Council, and Green Building Certification Institute have joined forces to promote the design of more sustainable parking facilities.
The organizations will work together to promote and deliver the GPC’s recently launched Green Garage Certification program, an initiative for new and existing parking structures. It assesses 50 elements of parking facility sustainability, including management practices that maximize performance while minimizing waste; develops programs encouraging alternate modes of transportation and community engagement; and promote efficient and sustainable technology and structure design.
“This is a game-changer,” said John Schmid, chairman of GP, an affiliate of IPI. “Collaborating with the GBCI will result in a multiplier effect, dramatically increasing awareness of sustainable parking design, operations, and management.”
“Sustainability in parking is integral to building a greener future, not only structurally, but also by shaping transportation networks that support more livable, walkable communities,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president, GBCI.