Constructed in 2009, Forest Home Garage is part of the parking system at Cornell University, which hosts a population of 30,000 (inclusive of 20,000 students) and manages 10,000 parking spaces.
This garage contributes to a campus wide initiative to reach carbon neutrality by 2035 by incorporating energy efficient measures in the construction of this cast-in-place garage. The 254-space garage encourages bike usage and offers public spaces for place-making.
- Campus wide parking plan with a demand management including more than 200 percent oversubscription of permits
- Active member of ITCTC transportation management organization
- ASHRAE Building Systems Commissioning
- Public space place-making with green space, open courtyards and benches, and hosting of a series of annual events
- Financial incentives for ride share patrons
- Bike commuting encouraged with extensive bike parking (12 percent), restrooms, showers and fountains. Extensive campus-wide bike sharing program integrated into garage marketing and operations
Technology & structure design highlights
- Permit system provides rapid access with reduced exit idling
- Landscape areas are populated with water efficient plantings
- Highly efficient LED dimmable lighting system controlled by timers and photo sensors