Webinar: Certifying High-Performing and Sustainable Parking Structures on Campus: A Parksmart Workshop
March 13, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDTFree
Parksmart is the world’s only certification program that defines, measures, and recognizes high-performing, sustainable garages. Developed by industry experts, Parksmart offers a roadmap for new and existing parking facilities to use innovative, solutions-oriented strategies. Points are awarded to parking structures for forward-thinking and sustainable practices in three categories: management, programs, and technology structure design. Parksmart certification is integrated with LEED rating systems under the aegis of the United States Green Building Council. This workshop will offer a primer on the program, addressing the structure, categories and measures required for certification. The special session will dive into the specific considerations for Parksmart in a university setting.
Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to:
- Illustrate the management, programmatic, technological, and structural elements of certification.
- Demonstrate how Parksmart best practices enhance value and achieve sustainability objectives.
- Recognize environmentally sustainable solutions in new, existing, and retrofitted parking garages.
Rachel Yoka CAPP, LEED AP BD+C, Chief Strategy Officer, International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI)
Parking, transportation, and mobility executive with 20+ years’ experience implementing projects, programs, standards, and pilots to benefit the industry; representing IPMI members world-wide who manage 100,000+ parking facilities and the curbside environment. An advocate for sustainable programs that incentivize consumer behavior, Rachel has been instrumental in finding common ground among diverse stakeholders, and connecting innovative and progressive people, policies, and programs under the IPMI umbrella, APDS, its partnerships, and beyond.