Take a look at the world's first retail Parksmart certifications

Jasmine Day
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Spanning more than 2 million square feet and 270 stores, Yorkdale Shopping Centre, located in Toronto, Canada, holds the country’s largest collection of designer labels and luxury brands, the best in home décor and tech, and now, Yorkdale Parkades E and G—the first two retail Parksmart certifications in the world.

Including over 2,800 parking spaces, Yorkdale Parkade E, certified Parksmart Bronze, and Yorkdale Parkade G, certified Parksmart Pioneer, leveraged various Parksmart sustainability measures to improve access, increase energy efficiency and optimize operational efficiency while also achieving certification.

Parking and mobility systems are ever-evolving, and the Parksmart certification process highlights opportunities to future-proof parking assets, ensuring strong returns on investment, and enhances the parking experience for mall patrons, says Claire Santamaria, Director and General Manager for the Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

As the world’s only rating system designed to advance sustainable mobility through smarter parking structure design and operation, Parksmart helps parking structure owners and operators stay ahead of the curve by providing the best practices in siting, design and operations—ensuring optimal functionality to maximize savings.

Through the inclusion of sustainability elements like rainwater collection, electric vehicle charging stations and energy-saving programmable lighting, Yorkdale Shopping Centre redefined its parking.

Take a closer look at some of the strategies Yorkdale Parkades E and G incorporated to achieve certification by downloading the project one-pager.

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