First University Garage Achieves Green Garage Certification

GPC Cornell ForestHome Announcement

We are happy to share that the Green Parking Council (GPC) has announced that Cornell University's Forest Home Garage is the first University Garage in the U.S. to achieve Green Garage Certification, a comprehensive sustainability standard for existing and new parking facilities evaluating 48 elements of garage operation, programs, structure and technology.

DESMAN's Steve Rebora, President, was proud to be recognized as part of this milestone during last week's International Parking Institute (IPI) award ceremony during the IPI Conference in Las Vegas (shown in the photo).

DESMAN's Eric Haggett was the Green Garage Assessor for the Forest Home Garage, a 254 space garage that was constructed in 2009 and encourages bike usage and offers public spaces for placemaking. DESMAN has also been authorized to continue to work with Cornell University to help them achieve their goal of getting their entire parking system, consisting of 10,000 parking spaces and a student population of 30,000, Green Certified.

GPC announced the first seven parking facilities (Cornell's Forest Home Garage is one of the seven) in the U.S. to achieve Green Garage Certification. There are 4 offices, 1 airport, 1 hotel and 1 University (Forest Home Garage) that were Green Garage certified. For more information on this announcement:

Pictured in the photo from left to right: John Schmid-Propark & GPC Chairman, Bridgette Brady-Cornell University Transportation Director, Steve Rebora-DESMAN President and Paul Wessel-GPC Executive Director.

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