Parksmart – Green Garage Certification
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Parksmart is a rating system that defines, measures, and recognizes high-performing, sustainable garages. The system does not only measure performance but also offers a roadmap for innovative and solution-oriented strategies that advance sustainable mobility through smarter parking structure design, reduction of operational costs, improved energy efficiency, and better lighting and ventilation. The tool is available for new projects and existing structures. A pre-certification version is available to guide decision making on projects that wish to be certified in the future.
Depending on the score achieved, new projects that achieve at least the minimum threshold are award different certification levels (Bronze – Silver – Gold). For existing structures, there is only one certification level available (Parksmart Pioneer). The pre-certification version helps to inform sustainable decision making.
The tool measures sustainability across a broad set of criteria clustered in four categories:
– Management (16 sub-criteria)
– Programs (13 sub-criteria)
– Technology & structure design (18 sub-criteria)