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A growing consciousness, evolving technology, and new business opportunities are expanding parking’s role as a transformative force for sustainable mobility in our cities, campuses, entertainment venues and elsewhere. Enter Parksmart—formerly Green Garage Certification—the world’s only rating system designed to advance sustainable mobility through smarter parking structure design and operation. Developed by industry experts, the Parksmart framework guides projects toward innovative, solutions-oriented strategies.
Parksmart garages offer significant benefits for drivers, tenants, building owners, and property managers. Parksmart creates opportunities for parking structures to lower their energy usage through lighting, ventilation, controls and commissioning measures, reducing operational costs up to 25 percent compared to the national average.
Maximize your return
By encouraging practices that maximize energy efficiency, reduce emissions and minimize waste, Parksmart can reduce operating costs by as much as 25%.
Demonstrate additional value to drivers and tenants.
Parksmart highlights and rewards the inclusion of features such as choice of payment method, online reservations and access to transportation options, enhancing customer choice and satisfaction – and building more sustainable parking habits.
Contribute to the health and vitality of communities.
Parksmart certified parking garages are more sustainably and efficiently designed, helping to reduce unnecessary idling and contributing to cleaner air, along with providing infrastructure to support more sustainable mobility options (e.g. electric vehicle charging, bike parking.)
Ensure your asset is part of the transportation systems of the future
Parksmart turns yesterday’s single-purpose parking garages into tomorrow’s multimodal access hubs, by helping parking owners and managers better understand how to work together with alternative forms of transportation.
Parksmart offers synergies with LEED, providing more ways for you to showcase your parking structure’s sustainable features. Projects that have achieved LEED credits under the BD+C and O+M rating systems may be able to apply some of these credits towards a Parksmart certification, and vice versa. Discover how you can leverage these synergies and be recognized for your sustainability efforts.
Additionally, parking structures included in LEED projects are eligible for a 15% discount on Parksmart registration and certification fees.
Registering a project is the first step toward earning Parksmart certification. Contact GBCI Canada customer service to process your registration and certification fee and receive pricing that reflects CaGBC member discounts, in Canadian dollars and with appropriate Canadian taxes applied. Registration and certification fees are not refundable and may change at any time.
|Introductory Fees||Specialist members||Advocate members and non-members|
|Certification – New Construction*||$7,100||$8,400|
|Certification – Existing*||$5,800||$7,100|
|Measure Interpretation Ruling (if applicable)||$300|
|Supplemental Review (if applicable)||$650|
*Parking structures included in LEED projects are eligible for a 15% discount on Parksmart registration and certification fees. Contact GBCI Canada customer service for details.
Parksmart Marketing One Pager
Print this helpful one-sheet for an overview of why you should consider Parksmart for your next project
Elements of Parksmart Certification
Chart of the 48 certification measures and associated point values.
Find out if your facility is ready for Parksmart certification.
Tips and Tricks
Helpful tips to achieve several Parksmart credits.
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