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Forest Home garage certified green


 

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

Constructed in 2009, Forest Home is a 254-space garage located under the LEED Platinum-certified Human Ecology Building. Electric vehicle charging stations, building systems commissioning, nearby public green space and a highly efficient LED lighting system contributed to the certification.

“Cornell’s pioneering efforts toward greening parking facilities is a tremendous source of pride for us” Bartt Smith, Transportation Services’ project specialist for GGC. “Progress continues toward the certification of the Hoy Field Garage.”