Project profile: Westpark Corporate Center

Author: 
Nora Knox
Published on: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Parksmart is the world’s only rating system designed to advance sustainable mobility through smarter parking structure design and operation. Developed by industry experts, Parksmart offers a roadmap for new and existing parking facilities to use innovative, solutions-oriented strategies. Points are awarded to parking structures for forward-thinking and sustainable practices in three categories: management, programs and technology structure design.

Parksmart garages use energy-efficient lighting and ventilation systems, guidance systems that help drivers find parking faster, idle-reduction technologies, electric vehicle fueling stations, car sharing, bicycle parking and stormwater management practices. The high-performance structures, technologies and practices of Parksmart-certified garages reduce energy consumption, maximize performance and minimize waste, and encourage biking, car sharing, carpooling and alternative fuel vehicles.

Westpark Corporate Center

Tysons Corner, Virginia
Property manager: JLL
Operator: sp+

Westpark Corporate Center garage in Tysons Corner, Virginia, is an enclosed, below-grade, five-level parking structure with 1,486 spaces, supporting a 500,000-square-foot office park project of two nine-story buildings. As a community with nine times the number of parking spaces as it has people seeks to transform itself into a more walkable, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, Westpark’s parking program leads by example.

Management highlights:

  • Restaurant- and office-shared parking program, with demand-responsive pricing
  • Proactive operational maintenance is integrated into a strong building maintenance program
  • Garage commissioning verified efficiency of mechanical and electrical systems

Program highlights:

  • Active transportation demand management in heavily congested region, including ridesharing, public maps and regular public information as mass transit system is built out.
  • Six Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations offered free of charge. EV drivers enjoy 20 percent rate discount
  • Carpool and vanpool promotion with 30 designated spaces. Discounted 50-percent-off rate for carpools and free parking for vanpools. Program integrated into access control system to easily allow a choice of carpool vehicles on a single account.

Technology structure design highlights:

  • High-efficiency, fluorescent lighting retrofit produces quality lighting with reduced energy consumption
  • Over 75 percent of lighting fixtures controlled by occupancy sensors
  • Compliance with Green Globe Stormwater Management criteria

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