A pick-up truck carrying assorted fruits and vegetables. Illustration.
As the industry bids to future-proof parking facilities, perhaps it’s time we took blue-sky thinking a little more literally. By Ian Hodgins     |         5 min read The advent of self-driving vehicles and ride-sharing services has led some in the parking industry to contemplate whether parking facilities need to be future-proofed. As...
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By Spencer Sechler 1. What Is Transportation Demand Management (TDM)? Transportation demand management (sometimes referred to as comprehensive transportation management or traffic demand management) is a collection of community-based strategies that encourage a shift away from single-occupant vehicle (SOV) usage to other, more sustainable methods of transportation. Commonly, TDM encourages the use of public transportation,...
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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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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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