CA Green Building Code + Green Garage Certification = Happy Marriage

As a Green Garage Assessor managing the certification for Stanford University’s Roble Field Parking Structure, I was pleased to discover that the Bronze or Silver Level Certification is attainable without adding additional costs to the project. While most other states are still catching up with this level of sustainability required in the code, the Green Garage Certification process is consistent with sustainable parking best practices.

What is Shared Parking?

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) explains how shared parking can reduce parking requirements by 20-40%, unlock the potential for higher development densities around transit, and act as a control mechanism against urban sprawl, creating positive economic, social and environmental benefits.

GPC & IPI Announce Collaboration with GBCI, the Certification Body for LEED

In recognition of the importance of sustainable parking facilities and practices to the development of sustainable communities, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the certification body for the U.S. Green Building Council’s global LEED® green building rating system, today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the International Parking Institute (IPI) and the Green Parking Council (GPC).