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IPI Webinar: Introduction to Parksmart

On-Demand Webinar: $35.00 for IPI Members, $85.00 for Non-Members

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Parking lies at the intersection of the two biggest drivers of CO2 emissions globally, buildings and transportation. Evolving technologies, new business opportunities and a growing consciousness regarding environmental responsibility have positioned parking to drive change in both of these areas. Parksmart, the world’s only rating system designed to advance mobility through smarter parking structure design and operation, provides garages with a pathway to harness this opportunity and redefine parking as a transformative force for sustainable mobility in our cities, campuses, entertainment venues and elsewhere.

This archived webinar will provide information on Parksmart, the world’s only rating system designed to advance mobility through smarter parking structure design and operation, which provides garages with a pathway to harness this opportunity and redefine parking as a transformative force for sustainable mobility in our cities, campuses, entertainment venues and elsewhere. This webinar will address how parking structure owners and operators can utilize Parksmart to enhance bottom lines, embrace environmental responsibility and address emerging trends within the parking and transportation industries.

Objectives:

  • Highlight emerging trends in the parking and transportation industries.
  • Describe the value of sustainability in parking.
  • Provide an overview of the Parksmart rating system.

Presenter:

Paul Wessel is the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) market development director responsible for the global rollout of the Parksmart parking and transportation certification program. Paul previously served as executive director of the Green Parking Council (GPC). He has presented on sustainable parking to the American Planning Association, the Better Buildings Alliance, CBRE, Colliers, the National Governors Association, and the Urban Land Institute.

Parksmart Advisor – Online, Instructor-Led Training – April 21, 2020

Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPMI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate.

This is a four-day course. The class will take place on each of the four specified days from 11:00 a.m. EST until 12:30 p.m. EST:

  • April 21
  • April 23
  • April 28
  • April 30

You must attend all four sessions and pass the end of course assessment to become a Parksmart Advisor. All Parksmart Advisors are listed on USGBC’s website. Due to the online interactive nature of this course, this course is limited to 14 attendees.

Cost:

  • Member rate: $325
  • Non-member rate: $425
  • Bulk rate discount of 20% available for organizations that enroll seven or more individuals.  Please contact professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org to enroll your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Illustrate and detail the specific management, programmatic, technological, and structural elements of certification
  • Evaluate a parking facility, including the tools, process, and procedures for submitting facilities for certification
  • Evaluate case examples against the Standard and determine acceptability or changes.
  • Illustrate acceptable versus non-acceptable evidence for certification application.
  • Review the Parksmart scorecard.

Course Credits: 9 CAPP Points/.90 CEUs

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For more information, contact professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org.

International Parking and Mobility Institute is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

 

 

Parksmart Advisor Training – April 23, 2020 (sold out)

Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPMI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate.

This is a four-day course. The class will take place on each of the four specified days from 11:00 a.m. EST until 12:30 p.m. EST:

  • April 21
  • April 23
  • April 28
  • April 30

You must attend all four sessions and pass the end of course assessment to become a Parksmart Advisor. All Parksmart Advisors are listed on USGBC’s website. Due to the online interactive nature of this course, this course is limited to 14 attendees.

Cost:

  • Member rate: $325
  • Non-member rate: $425
  • Bulk rate discount of 20% available for organizations that enroll seven or more individuals.  Please contact professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org to enroll your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Illustrate and detail the specific management, programmatic, technological, and structural elements of certification
  • Evaluate a parking facility, including the tools, process, and procedures for submitting facilities for certification
  • Evaluate case examples against the Standard and determine acceptability or changes.
  • Illustrate acceptable versus non-acceptable evidence for certification application.
  • Review the Parksmart scorecard.

Course Credits: 9 CAPP Points/.90 CEUs

register

 

 

For more information, contact professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org.

International Parking and Mobility Institute is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

Parksmart Advisor Training – April 28, 2020 (sold out)

Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPMI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate.

This is a four-day course. The class will take place on each of the four specified days from 11:00 a.m. EST until 12:30 p.m. EST:

  • April 21
  • April 23
  • April 28
  • April 30

You must attend all four sessions and pass the end of course assessment to become a Parksmart Advisor. All Parksmart Advisors are listed on USGBC’s website. Due to the online interactive nature of this course, this course is limited to 14 attendees.

Cost:

  • Member rate: $325
  • Non-member rate: $425
  • Bulk rate discount of 20% available for organizations that enroll seven or more individuals.  Please contact professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org to enroll your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Illustrate and detail the specific management, programmatic, technological, and structural elements of certification
  • Evaluate a parking facility, including the tools, process, and procedures for submitting facilities for certification
  • Evaluate case examples against the Standard and determine acceptability or changes.
  • Illustrate acceptable versus non-acceptable evidence for certification application.
  • Review the Parksmart scorecard.

Course Credits: 9 CAPP Points/.90 CEUs

register

 

 

For more information, contact professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org.

International Parking and Mobility Institute is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

 

 

Parksmart Advisor – Online, Instructor-Led Training – April 30, 2020

Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPMI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate.

This is a four-day course. The class will take place on each of the four specified days from 11:00 a.m. EST until 12:30 p.m. EST:

  • April 21
  • April 23
  • April 28
  • April 30

You must attend all four sessions and pass the end of course assessment to become a Parksmart Advisor. All Parksmart Advisors are listed on USGBC’s website. Due to the online interactive nature of this course, this course is limited to 14 attendees.

Cost:

  • Member rate: $325
  • Non-member rate: $425
  • Bulk rate discount of 20% available for organizations that enroll seven or more individuals.  Please contact professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org to enroll your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Illustrate and detail the specific management, programmatic, technological, and structural elements of certification
  • Evaluate a parking facility, including the tools, process, and procedures for submitting facilities for certification
  • Evaluate case examples against the Standard and determine acceptability or changes.
  • Illustrate acceptable versus non-acceptable evidence for certification application.
  • Review the Parksmart scorecard.

Course Credits: 9 CAPP Points/.90 CEUs

register

 

 

For more information, contact professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org.

International Parking and Mobility Institute is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

Parksmart Advisor Training

 

Parksmart Advisors lead clients through the certification process for sustainable parking structures. The Parksmart program is now offered under by the USGBC/GBCI alongside the suite of LEED and other sustainability rating systems. IPMI is the USGBC Education Partner providing the education required to earn this valuable certificate.

This is a four-day course.  You must attend all four sessions and pass the end of course assessment to become a Parksmart Advisor. All Parksmart Advisors are listed on USGBC’s website. Due to the online interactive nature of this course, this course is limited to 14 attendees.

Cost:

  • Member rate: $275
  • Non-member rate: $495
  • Bulk rate discount of 20% available for organizations that enroll seven or more individuals.  Please contact professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org to enroll your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Illustrate and detail the specific management, programmatic, technological, and structural elements of certification
  • Evaluate a parking facility, including the tools, process, and procedures for submitting facilities for certification
  • Evaluate case examples against the Standard and determine acceptability or changes.
  • Illustrate acceptable versus non-acceptable evidence for certification application.
  • Review the Parksmart scorecard.

Course Credits: 9 CAPP Points/.90 CEUs

Courses –

For more information, contact professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org.

Online Course: Article Quiz: How Parking, Transportation & Mobility Operations, and Structures Affect Sustainability Outcomes

Level: Foundational/basic course

About the course: This self-paced reading activity highlights future sustainable technologies, mobility hubs and shared parking, greening your parking lot or structure, and utilizing Parksmart and LEED to meet sustainability goals. In addition, the course shares project and program examples to demonstrate the state of the industry in relation to sustainability efforts, outcomes, and application.

Objectives:

  • Identify five sustainable technologies that will improve or enhance parking, transportation, and mobility operations.
  • Discover how mobility hubs offer the opportunity to expand mobility modes and consumer choice, shifting away from the single-occupant vehicle.
  • Recognize the myriad positive effects trees have on the triple bottom line, including customers.
  • Explore how the Nashville International Airport garage planning, design, and construction project pursued both Parksmart and LEED certifications to meet stated sustainability objectives and results.

Thinking of applying to become a CAPP? Successful completion of this course earns 1.5 points towards the professional development portion of the CAPP application requirements or 1.5 points on the CAPP Recertification Record-keeping Form, Program Type 5.

Course Credits: 1 CAPP Point

Time to Complete: About 1 hour (Self-paced: Stop and start, to return to where you left off at any time.  Course available for 6 months from date of purchase.)

Questions? Need assistance? Contact professionaldevelopment@parking-mobility.org.
Cost: IPMI Members: $45, Non members: $95

IPMI Webinar: Introduction to Parksmart

OFFERED FREE TO MEMBERS THROUGH JUNE 2020.

Regular Pricing: $35.00 for IPMI Members, $50.00 for Non-Members

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Parking lies at the intersection of the two biggest drivers of CO2 emissions globally, buildings and transportation. Evolving technologies, new business opportunities and a growing consciousness regarding environmental responsibility have positioned parking to drive change in both of these areas. Parksmart, the world’s only rating system designed to advance mobility through smarter parking structure design and operation, provides garages with a pathway to harness this opportunity and redefine parking as a transformative force for sustainable mobility in our cities, campuses, entertainment venues and elsewhere.

This archived webinar will provide information on Parksmart, the world’s only rating system designed to advance mobility through smarter parking structure design and operation, which provides garages with a pathway to harness this opportunity and redefine parking as a transformative force for sustainable mobility in our cities, campuses, entertainment venues and elsewhere. This webinar will address how parking structure owners and operators can utilize Parksmart to enhance bottom lines, embrace environmental responsibility and address emerging trends within the parking and transportation industries.

Objectives:

  • Highlight emerging trends in the parking and transportation industries.
  • Describe the value of sustainability in parking.
  • Provide an overview of the Parksmart rating system.

Presenter:

Paul Wessel is the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) market development director responsible for the global rollout of the Parksmart parking and transportation certification program. Paul previously served as executive director of the Green Parking Council (GPC). He has presented on sustainable parking to the American Planning Association, the Better Buildings Alliance, CBRE, Colliers, the National Governors Association, and the Urban Land Institute.

The Green Standard: A Remarkable Day

By Paul Wessel

HANGING OUT WITH THE CHICKENS at my Airbnb in upstate New York and reflecting upon my day at Cornell University, I had an epiphany: I had just seen the future of mobility emerging before my eyes!

Let me explain.
I was invited to talk about sustainable mobility and Parksmart by Cornell’s Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health, otherwise known as CTECH. Specifically, I was joining Cornell’s parking and transpor­tation wizards Bridgette Brady, CAPP, and Reed Huegerich, to speak at CURIE Academy, a summer residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science.

It’s always good to get a sense of your audience, so Bridgette, Reed, and I ar­rived during the morning session.

I walked into a classroom of 50 young women from across the U.S. discussing “systems engineering and systems design thinking for urban mobility” with Cornell engineering professor Samitha Samaranayake, who did his PhD work on “efficient algorithms for stochastic route planning and dynamic network flow allocation.” Though it took me a few minutes to grasp it, they were talking about Uber, Lyft, and taxis; mathemat­ical modeling and optimization; and in­formation technologies. I was clearly not in Kansas anymore.
It quickly dawned on me that these were the kids I’m going to be working for in 10 years when they’ve got their PhDs. If, as Parksmart visionary John Schmid is apt to say, “no one is as smart as ev­eryone,” then standing in that room, my IQ went up 50 points.

Our job was to talk with these young women about how we turn academic theories, formulas, and data visualiza­tions into something real. We shared what parking and transportation profes­sionals do and how Parksmart (parking.org/parksmart) is a tool to inspire adop­tion of the technologies and approaches they were learning about.
We explained that while our gener­ation didn’t create a lot of the negative externalities of transportation—pollu­tion and congestion among them—we certainly exacerbated the problem and, for better or worse, are leaving it to their generation to resolve.
We wrapped up by sharing heat maps and drone videos showing how Cornell uses GIS (graphic information system) to reduce vehicle accidents and single-occupant vehicle trips and then prepped them for a walking tour of a new green parking lot under construction.

A Green Lot
The Peterson lot, designed by landscape architecture students at Cornell, funded by the transportation department and grants, managed by a host of Cornell experts, and being constructed by the university’s engineers, is a leading ex­ample of green surface parking design. It is expected to be certified by SITES, the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and Parksmart sister program recognizing sustainable-­landscaped site development.

After our walk past the intersection being reconstructed to reduce the pedestrian, bike, bus, and vehicle con­flicts and past a series of bioswales built to reduce water pollution, we landed at the Peterson parking lot. Among other things, we learned about “structural soil,” a Cornell-developed combination of stone and soil that is stable enough to support pavement but penetrable enough to allow for tree root growth.

The Peterson lot integrates and ap­plies more than a decade of research by Cornell faculty and students into a teaching landscape, interpreta­tion, and outreach tool for multiple college programs and campus green infrastructure. Using SITES, a robust monitoring plan, and a comparison to a nearby traditional lot, students and faculty will document the water qual­ity improvements and quantity reduc­tion achieved by their thoughtful sur­face parking design and construction.

Takeaways
It was a full day, so I was happy that the increasingly frequent 90-degree weather broke, that my Airbnb hosts had some lawn chairs, and that the chickens were quiet in their pen. Reflecting back on the past seven hours, I was struck by how the combination of academics modeling transportation with arcane formulas, crackerjack-smart high school girls on the way to becoming our next generation of problem solvers, parking and transportation leaders building tomorrow’s infrastructure today, struc­tural soil, backhoes, and French drains all wrapped up an Ivy-league land-grant university driven to do research that changes the world.

This was the essence of leadership: In secluded upstate New York, I was in the presence of people who Parksmart certified the first university parking structure, were on the path to SITES to certify the first university parking lot, were pushing my organization to reach beyond the parking structure to promote integrated parking and transportation systems, were doing seminal research and roll-your-sleeves-up development on the mobility infrastructure that might just save us, and were building the young minds that are going to have to pick up the mantle.

It was all there. And for an instant, I got to be part of it.

Read the article here.

PAUL WESSEL is director of market development with the U.S. Green Building Council. He can be reached at pwessel@usgbc.org.

A Great Way to Parksmart

Want to learn how garages at universities, airports, and commercial buildings have increased efficiency and profitability while driving sustainability and customer satisfaction?

Parksmart, the world’s only rating system recognizing high-performance, sustainable garages,  provides you with the framework to build higher-performing parking facilities that improve access to spaces and better serve customers and the environment.

Keep pace with the changing mobility network by exploring the best practices in siting, design, and operations that your industry peers are using to boost the performance of their garages.

Hear real-world applications from experts and take part in a live Q&A while reviewing a Parksmart 101 during the one-hour webinar, Improving parking structure performance with Parksmart.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Describe Parksmart certification goals and measures.
  2. Understand the value of Parksmart certification for new and existing parking structures serving university, airport, and commercial markets.
  3. Assess the value Parksmart certification bring to your own parking and transportation program.

Call-in details

When: Wednesday, September 26, 1 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EST

Join Webex meeting (password: Parksmart2018)

If you would like to listen by phone, please use the details below:

  • Call: 650-429-3300
  • Access code: 718 750 881

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