GBCI and Parking Associations Promote Sustainability

12/19/2014 |

Agreement will improve sustainability in parking operations

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Pursuant to their goal of more sustainable communities, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the certification body for LEED, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Parking Institute and the Green Parking Council to encourage green practice implementation for parking garages. The partnership will look to promote and improve the recently released Green Garage Certification, which like LEED, can apply to either new or existing parking structures.

The certification program will measure 50 aspects of parking facility features, which include best practices to boost performance while minimizing waste generation, programs that encourage alternate transportation modes, and structure design that is efficient and sustainable.

“This is a game-changer.Collaborating with the GBCI will result in a multiplier effect, dramatically increasing awareness of sustainable parking design, operations, and management. This is an epic moment for parking and a giant leap forward toward a more environmentally and economically sustainable garage of the future,” says John Schmid, chairman of the Green Parking Council.

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