What is the Certified Green Garage Program?

4 years ago by in Operations

The Green Parking Council (GPC), an affiliate of IPI, is a non-profit organization offering certification and credentialing programs, open-source standards, professional leadership and educational development, and training for organizations and individuals in the parking industry.   The GPC recently formed a formal alliance with the International Parking Institute to advance the sustainability initiatives of both organizations.

The Green Garage Certification program provides an industry and parking-specific standard that can be applied to both new and existing parking garages. This tool will serve as another resource to take the best practices of the Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), LEED, and other systems and apply them to make a direct impact on the long term sustainability of our industry. The rating system is organized in three primary areas: Management, Programs, and Structure Design and Technology. The GPC rating system incorporates many of the same principles as other frameworks and rating systems, but also features specific and innovative measures when applied to parking.

Sustainability measures include:

  • Transportation Management Association
  • Parking Pricing
  • Shared ParkingPages from GPC Green Garage Certification 6 1 14 Release - thumbnail
  • Placemaking
  • Rideshare Program
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicles
  • Carshare Program
  • Traffic Flow Plan
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Bike Sharing Program
  • Energy Efficient Lighting
  • Lighting Controls
  • Mechanical Systems and Controls
  • LEED or Green Globes Certification
  • Parking Guidance Systems
  • EV Charging Stations
  • Net Zero Energy Building
  • Roofing Systems

TimHaahs’ staff played a pivotal role in the development of the Certified Green Garage Program.  Just as our staff provide LEED consulting services, we also provide consulting services guiding our clients through the planning, design, and certification of garages under this groundbreaking ratings system.