In a new parking industry collaboration, the National Parking Association (NPA) and the International Parking Institute (IPI) announced they have signed an agreement with the Green Parking Council (GPC) to advance environmental sustainability and green parking practices.
The Green Parking Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing oversight for the green conversion of parking facilities to sustainable, environmentally responsible assets.
The agreement between the two parking associations and the Green Parking Council calls for the three groups to work together to advance sustainable practices in the parking industry; develop certification standards for building, retrofitting and monitoring the performance of parking facilities; and establish a credentialing program for parking industry professionals.
According to Marc Alt, executive director of the Green Parking Council, “We are excited to partner with NPA and IPI on a roadmap for open collaboration and innovation in the parking industry. We share mutual goals of providing a voice for parking in the emerging green economy and look forward to offering timely insights and actionable intelligence to parking professionals seeking to incorporate clean technologies and green practices into their portfolios.”
“This green parking collaboration is a major move by NPA and all facets of the parking industry to embrace sustainable mobility as a vital part of the global economy, transportation systems and smart development,” said Christine Banning, CAE, president of NPA. Banning added: “NPA is dedicated to advancing green practices in parking that welcome open source collaboration, advance best practices and support strategic innovation.”