An electric car plugged into an electric vehicle charging station. Illustration.
By Michael Giles and Jeff Powell   |   2 min. read Google Maps announced a groundbreaking in-app feature last month, triggering a surge of appreciation from electric vehicle (EV) owners across the globe. Now, by simply typing keywords like “EV charger” or “EV charging” into the Google Maps search bar, drivers can instantly pinpoint...
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Michael Giles presenting at the Building Lasting Change 2018 conference in Toronto.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Building Lasting Change 2018 conference in Toronto, hosted by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). Together with Paul Wessel of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Maryluz Velasco of CaGBC, I paneled High-Performance, Sustainable Parking Comes of Age: Parksmart Certification Across the Globe. Key Takeaways...
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A recycling symbol made of grass on a brown paper background. Illustration.
Consumers have spoken: in 2018 and beyond, a relevant business is a green business. This article is part of our sustainability series. To receive more how-to guides and industry insights straight to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this page. Three out of four consumers are drawn to service providers...
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An electric vehicle plugged into an electric vehicle charging station. 3D illustration.
EV chargers are popping up at stunning speed in parking facilities across North America. The University of Michigan estimates that in the U.S. alone, there are over 16,000 public electric vehicle charging stations, with nearly 43,000 individual charging connectors or plugs. For EV drivers, this is great news. Charge point popularity is helping to subvert...
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Solar panel canopies covering a large surface parking lot.
Cooling solar installation prices could trigger a hot new trend in the parking industry. The growth of solar initiatives in the parking sector has, until now, been stunted by sky-high prices — but it appears that the leader of the renewable energy market is on the road to affordability. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)...
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