Parking Spot recognized for sustainability

July 17, 2017

The Parking Spot, the nation's largest owner and operator of near-airport parking properties, has received the Project ICARUS National Gold Medal for its companywide sustainability efforts, the company announced.

Awarded by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation's Project ICARUS advisory board, the honor recognizes The Parking Spot's continued commitment to sustainability.

The initiatives that led to the National Gold Medal recognition include investing in shuttles that use compressed natural gas (CNG), housing two CNG filling stations on two The Parking Spot properties, developing programs to encourage recycling of all types, monitoring electric vehicle (EV) adoption and providing charging stations where needed, reducing congestion on airport campuses and decreasing energy usage at The Parking Spot's facilities.

The award comes just months after The Parking Spot's Austin East facility was designated a Demonstrator Site for Parksmart, the sustainable parking certification of Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). As the global green business and sustainability certification and credentialing body for the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) designation and other green business programs, GBCI designates Demonstrator Sites to recognize sustainability-related best practices in surface-lot design. The location was recognized for The Parking Spot's forward-looking plan to acquire the site of an old concrete plant and convert it to a parking facility, using concrete spoils left behind to create natural filtration of stormwater runoff.

The Parking Spot left more than half the site undisturbed, preserving green space and acres of heritage oak trees. The facility boasts canopies for parking with high solar reflectance index (SRI) coatings, minimizing the heat-island effect and offers EV charging to meet the growing customer demand in the Austin area.


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