Green Parking Council launches project certification
- Published: Tuesday, 03 June 2014 14:58
- Written by Concrete News
Source: Green Parking Council (GPC), Dallas
Targeting high standards in sustainable facility design, technology, operations and management, the International Parking Institute-affiliated Green Parking Council has launched Green Garage Certification, paralleling it with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) program.
“Green Garage Certification provides both a roadmap and assessment tool for real estate owners, developers, planners, architects, tenants, parking operators, and others to strive toward a more environmentally and economically sustainable future,” says GPC Executive Director Paul Wessel. The certification is the product of a consensus-driven program developed over several years, he adds, and was honed by external reviewers and a beta phase encompassing 40-plus facilities in the U.S. and Canada.
“[It] applies a holistic approach to garage performance and sustainability, evaluating facilities based on their achievement toward a menu of standards developed by experts from a range of related fields,” affirms GPC Chair John Schmid. “This program demonstrates the parking industry’s commitment to a greener future.”