The USGBC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustainable and green building design, has announced its collaboration with the International Parking Institute and Green Parking Council.
The U.S. Green Building Council has announced its collaboration with International Parking Institute and Green Parking Council, which recognizes the importance of sustainable parking facility design and management to the
"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. "This agreement will also expand the GBCI's portfolio and mission to recognize excellence in green performance
The three organizations will work in a strategic partnership for the delivery and promotion of the GPC's recently launched Green Garage Certification program, which applies to both new and existing parking structures.
Green Garage Certification was developed by experts from a range of related fields, including parking, architecture, engineering, technology, property management, and academia. It assesses 50 elements of parking facility sustainability, including management practices that maximize performance while minimizing waste; programs encouraging alternate modes of transportation and community engagement; and efficient and sustainable technology and structure design.
"This is a game-changer," explained 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. This is an epic moment for parking and a giant leap forward toward a more environmentally and economically sustainable garage of the future."
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