If you’ve got questions about Parksmart, we’re here to help! Parksmart is the world’s only rating system advancing sustainable mobility through smarter parking structure design and operation. Parksmart is owned and operated by GBCI, the premier organization independently recognizing global excellence in green business industry performance and practice.
In September 2016, the Abhikalpan Office project in Indore, India, was awarded EDGE certification to recognize a predicted energy savings of 68 percent, water savings of 83 percent and 28 percent less embodied energy in materials. The 573-square-meter office building is the first EDGE-certified project by GBCI in India.
We invite you to join us for our second SITES Quarterly Call of 2017 on May 22 from 3–4:30 p.m. EST. GBCI staff and SITES users will discuss how to jump-start your project with SITES, as well as how pursuing both LEED and SITES in tandem can help you further define, improve or demonstrate the site sustainability aspects of a project.
China is seeing incredible growth and industrialization. With that industrialization and the rise of manufacturing, though, comes an impact on the environment and on air quality.
Parkview Green in Beijing became mainland China’s first mixed-use LEED Platinum building in 2009. Platinum is the highest level of LEED certification possible, yet the team behind Parkview Green was soon considering what should come next. It's now the first project in China engaging with the Performance Score through Arc, a new performance platform launched by GBCI in 2016.
The SITES team is headed to this year’s 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention in Orlando from April 27–29. Each year, AIA’s National Convention features leading experts and creative visionaries from the architecture and design industry and covers topics including green building, LEED, resiliency, business management, design and health.
Around the world, projects are helping to drive sustainability beyond the building by participating in SITES, a rating system that defines what a sustainable site is, and elevates the value of landscapes in the built environment. Land is a critical component of the built environment, and SITES addresses all aspects of a sustainable landscape that could influence its potential function or performance—considering water, soil, vegetation, materials and our own interaction and connection with the site.