Your top Parksmart questions answered

Published on: 
12 Apr 2017
Author: 
Trevyr Meade

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.

We’ve answered some of your top questions about certification below. Be sure to also check out our FAQ page for more in-depth information.

If you have any additional questions, please email us, and we’ll be sure to respond within 24 hours.

Is my parking structure eligible for Parksmart?

Any new construction or existing multi-level structure that stores vehicles is eligible for Parksmart certification. This structure may be a stand-alone building or integrated into a mixed-use building (e.g., office building or shopping mall). Projects anywhere in the world may seek Parksmart certification.

Is surface parking eligible for Parksmart?

No, surface parking may not achieve Parksmart certification. However, ancillary surface parking may be included within the project boundary of a parking structure seeking Parksmart certification.

How do I get started with certification?

Email us and request the Parksmart registration form.

You can also review our checklist to see if your parking structure is ready to pursue Parksmart certification. If your facility does—or can do—just 15 of the actions listed in the checklist, it may be a good fit. Begin the certification process by purchasing the Parksmart Certification Standard, the detailed reference manual for the rating system. 

How can I learn more about Parksmart?

The International Parking Institute (IPI), in partnership with GBCI, offers Parksmart Advisor Training. Offered both online and face-to-face, the training equips professionals with the knowledge they need to lead projects through the Parksmart certification process. Also, those who take and pass the training are awarded with a professional certificate upon completion.

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