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Greening Communities through Parking

GBCI: 0920009157

This self-paced reading activity highlights various case studies regarding how parking structures can achieve a sustainable goals positively impacting the community.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

Rating system: v4, v2009

Published on: June 14, 2016

Average: 4.1 (24 votes)


In this reading-based course the reader will learn about the thoughts sustainability leaders have on green parking, what’s ahead and why this initiative is so important, along with how it fits into LEED. Seven case studies of organizations that have had their parking garages certified as green through the now ParkSmart Program are highlighted. ParkSmart is the only rating system defining and recognizing sustainable practices in parking structure management, programming, design, and technology. This course also illustrates what is in it for you to green your parking structure. Every element of the parking experience can achieve a more sustainable alternative. This includes the planning and design of parking structures; operations, management and maintenance of parking facilities or lots; and reservation payment and space finding alternatives. IPI’s “Framework on Sustainability for Parking Design, Management and Operations” is illustrated and recaps action items and goals to implement the latest sustainable parking and transportation solutions.

Explore synergies between Parksmart and LEED.

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  1. Recognize how certifying sustainable parking garages aligns with various organizational mission and goals.
  2. Relate to seven case studies highlighting how obtaining the Green Garage (now ParkSmart) certification has embraced green practices in community parking garages.
  3. Identify how the elements of a parking structure can achieve a more sustainable alternative or process.
  4. Recall additional resources for gathering information on the latest parking and transportation solutions through IPI’s Sustainability Framework.
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International Parking Institute
Alexandria, VA
United States

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