Over the past three years, more than 200 professionals from the parking, real estate, technology and sustainability worlds collaborated in identifying the areas where parking garages could contribute to the planet and the communities in which they reside. We identified 44 different measures to assess how we manage our facilities, the programs we offer and the technology and structures we deploy.
The Public Beta of the Green Garage Certification Program is in the final phase of its three-year development. As of December, 2013, over forty US and Canadian garages are participating as Green Garage Certification Beta Sites. Beta Sites contribute information on their sustainability to help fine-tune and calibrate the Certification Program. These leading facilities will be recognized for their Beta contributions and will be among the first to be eligible for formal Green Garage Certification when launched in mid-2014.
If you would like to nominate a facility to be considered for participation in the Green Garage Certification Beta, please email Trevyr Meade, email@example.com.
A map of current Beta Sites follows; scroll down in the window for a list by name and address. A full screen map may be viewed as well. Click on site markers for site-specific information.
Through the Beta process, we will :
- refine our points system to make sure we are properly valuing each area, both within the measure (Is the range of achievable points appropriate?) and relative to the other measures (Does this measure offer too many or too few points?)
- calibrate the performance levels for Bronze, Gold and Platinum Certification. Our goal is for an approach that is meaningful but not onerous. We seek to recognize the realities of the marketplace while challenging us to do better.
- evaluate new “innovation” categories that we missed and you propose.
We look forward to robust and passionate discussion on each of the measures and the program as a whole. Are we shooting too high? Too low? What did we miss? We encourage you to contribute to this process and email your thoughts and comments on the program to firstname.lastname@example.org.