Parksmart helps universities raise the bar on sustainability

Jasmine Day
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Wondering how parking plays a role in the sustainability conversation on college and university campuses? During the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE’s) Annual Conference hosted October 2–4 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, nearly 2,000 participants will gather to examine policies, research and transformative actions that advance sustainability in higher education.

This year, Parksmart will join the ranks of other industry leaders to discuss how the Parksmart certification framework continues to help boost efficiency, reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction on campuses across the country.

Discover how leaders at peer institutions ASU, Cornell and Stanford achieved recognition from Parksmart by improving the siting design and operations of their parking facilities, all while driving sustainability outcomes, during the one-hour session "How University Transportation Practitioners Are Transforming USGBC's Global Transportation Emphasis."

Collaborate with like-minded professionals to develop the most effective system practices to reduce SOV use, promote active transportation, encourage more sustainable forms of mobility and reduce CO2 and other transportation-related emissions on your campus through the use of Parksmart.

How University Transportation Practitioners are Transforming USGBC's Global Transportation Emphasis

When: Wed., October 3, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Where: Room 402

Speakers inclue:

  • Brian Shaw, Executive Director of Parking and Transportation Services, Stanford University: Shaw is a specialist in the area of sustainable transportation. He has created new programs at Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago and Emory that fostered carpooling, biking, walking and riding public transit to campus. Under his leadership, Stanford now keeps its peak hour trips under a cap established in 2000, while the campus continues to grow and thrive.
  • Edward Adelman, Executive Director, Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA): Adelman directs the financing, planning, design, construction and management of institutional facilities for MSCBA. Over the past 12 years, the Authority has developed 15 projects that have been certified by USGBC or GBCI.
  • J.C. Porter, Assistant Director Commuter Service, Arizona State University: Porter serves as Assistant Director for Commuter Services, which includes oversight of the bicycle program, alternate transportation options, the walk-only zones, permit sales and appeals.
  • Paul Wessel, Market Development Director, Parksmart: As the Market Development Director of Parksmart, the world’s only rating system designed to measure high-performance parking garages, Wessel is responsible for the global rollout.
  • Reed Huegerich, Assistant Director of Transportation, Cornell University: A practicing planner for the past 10 years, Huegerich specializes in sustainable transportation and livable communities. His work at Cornell focuses largely on shifting campus travel to more sustainable modes.

To learn more about Parksmart-certified garages on college and university campuses, visit the Parksmart project directory.

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