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Parksmart Certification (formerly Green Garage Certification)

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Per the USGBC, stand-alone parking structures are not eligible for LEED certification. However, when a project contains a significant mixed-use component in the same footprint as a parking structure, certification becomes a possibility. 

On stand-alone parking structures, Watry Design helps our clients meet LEED equivalent goals for our projects and most recently can assist with Parksmart Certification, a new rating system, that has been established specifically for parking structures. 

Developed through the collaboration of over 200 industry professionals, the process promotes a holistic and sustainable approach to parking design. Does, or can, your facility do just 15 of the actions found on this Parksmart checklist? If so, you might want to consider Parksmart certification. 

Trained to provide this certification, the Watry team is ready to assist you. For more information email us at

About the Author

Matt Davis has been creating parking solutions for over 20 years. He has worked on over 125 parking projects and is a certified Parksmart Advisor. In addition to delivering projects to satisfied clients, Matt’s projects, such as the Tustin Metrolink Station Parking Structure and UC San Diego Osler Parking Structure and Visitor's Center, have received recognition from the International Parking Institute and other associations. An active participant in the International Parking & Mobility Institute and the Pacific Intermountain Parking & Transportation Association, Matt has penned and spoken on a number of industry topics, such as Healthcare Parking as the First Line of Customer Service, Green Parking, Transit Parking Best Practices, the Future of Parking, Protecting Your Parking Investment and Right Sizing Parking.

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