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June 24, 2014 - Vol 6, Issue 13
In This Issue
Green Garage Certification Launches
New IPI Board Members Installed
ACT International Conference Holds Appeal for All Mobility Professionals
Order Your Summer Must Read - Sustainable Parking Design & Management
Summer is Hot and So is E-Learning
Register Today for Tomorrow's Webinar!
July The Parking Professional Will Inspire
CAPP Changes Go Into Effect in 1 Week!
New Parking Jobs Posted
New RFPs Posted
Learn from Your Peers at the Parking Matters Blog
Industry Headlines - From IPI's Social Media
State and Regional Association News
IPI Links


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Green Garage Certification Launches
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After three years of research, development, and benchmarking, the Green Parking Council officially launched Green Garage Certification at the 2014 IPI Conference & Expo in Dallas. 


Green Garage Certification, already called the LEED of parking facilities, offers a road map and recognition opportunity for sustainability initiatives. Check out this week's Green Parking Council newsletter for free program resources, access to the Green Garage Certification Standard, an introduction to how you can train to become a Green Garage Assessor, and highlights of the media coverage surrounding Green Garage Certification; also sign up for green parking updates from the Green Parking Council 


The Green Garage Certification Standard is the detailed reference manual for Green Garage Certification, defining and recognizing sustainable practices in parking structure management, programming, design, and technology. It is used in conjunction with the Green Garage Certification Program Guide, a regularly updated, free document explaining the application process, achievement levels, program costs and any program updates.  The Standard is available in both hard copy and e-book formats. Get more information here.


New IPI Board Members Installed

The IPI Board of Directors welcomed its newest members during the IPI Conference & Expo in Dallas.  Joining the board are:


  • Irena Goloschokin, T2 Systems, Inc. 
  • Daniel Kupferman, CAPP, Walker Parking Consultants 
  • Brian Shaw, CAPP, Stanford University 
  • Roamy R. Valera, CAPP, SP+ Corporation


Also, during the conference, Rick Decker, Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, was elected to a two-year term as IPI's Treasurer.


We welcome these talented individuals and know that their passion for IPI and our profession will open new opportunities for our continued growth.


ACT International Conference Offers Something for All Mobility Professionals

The 2014 Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) International Conference heads to San Francisco August 2-6, presenting this year's best opportunity to explore innovative mobility solutions. This conference provides three-and-a-half days of education and training, along with best practice sharing and networking with top transportation demand management (TDM) and commuter mobility professionals from around the U.S. and internationally.


Speaker, Disney University authority, and change management expert Doug Lipp kicks off the not-to-be-missed morning keynote session Monday, August 4, with lessons from his years with The Walt Disney Company and beyond.


The conference will be held at the iconic Grand Hyatt San Francisco, a luxury hotel in downtown San Francisco with a stylish urban ambiance that is both classic and contemporary.


Find out more online at actweb.org and be sure to lock in the special conference rate by reserving your room at the Grand Hyatt by July 1.


Order Your Summer Must-Read: Sustainable Parking Design & Management

Hurry to get a hardcover copy. Supplies are limited. 


This groundbreaking new book is a collaborative effort by more than 30 experts and peer reviewers that examines the dynamics of parking, transportation, and sustainability. The book covers a broad range of topics from best practices to real-world case studies, with direct application to your organization, operations, and facilities today. Additional chapters take a deeper dive into renewable energy, greening surface parking assets, energy efficiency, operations, and more.


Don't miss out on introductory pricing for this manual--you will want at least one copy on your shelf. 


Place your order today!


Summer is Hot and So is E-Learning

Check out IPI's online courses and training.  We have six courses with more on the way!  E-learning can produce great results, decrease costs, and improve performance.  Unlike instructor-led, face-to-face courses, IPI's e-learning courses are available for six months from the date of purchase. This ongoing access to resources proves beneficial and offers better return on investment, as the course can act as a job aide.  Because e-learning is not bound by geography or time, the course(s) can be completed at your convenience.  Costs are decreased as travel expenses are not applicable.  E-learning allows the learner to try and try again if an interaction is not completed correctly the first time.  E-learning allows the learner to answer questions honestly without the fear of failure.


Britain's Open University's "study found that producing and providing distance learning courses consumes an average of 90 percent less energy and produces 85 percent fewer CO2 emissions per student than conventional face-to-face courses."   


IPI offers special pricing for bulk order purchases of more than five courses.  Contact Lauri Chudoba to learn more.

Learn more and register for one or all of the online courses and training here. 

Register Today for Tomorrow's Webinar!

Finance and Human Resources: Two Departments, One Goal


At first glance, finance and human resources seem disconnected, but there is much more in this picture than meets the eye. This webinar will examine the critical and essential areas of overlap that connect them and require them to work together effectively. They have far-reaching implications for entire organizations.



  • Examine the connection between finance and human resources.
  • Be able to effectively engage other areas based on commonality of interests.
  • Recognize the combined roles of and synergies between finance and human resources.


Julius E. Rhodes, SPHR, is the author of BRAND: YOU. Personal Branding for Success in Life and Business. He has a bachelor of science degree in human resources from Roosevelt University and a master of science degree from Loyola University's Institute of Human Resource and Industrial Relations. He has facilitated numerous human resources related activities in manufacturing, health care, consumer products and electronics, information technology, educational and the cultural arts for public and private firms in the profit and not-for-profit sectors. He is a columnist for The Parking Professional.


Wednesday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m. EDT/ 11:00 a.m. PDT (60 minutes)

$35.00 for IPI members

$50.00 for Non-members*


For more information and to register!


All CAPP candidates and graduates who register and participate in the webinar will receive .5 points toward their CAPP certification or recertification requirements.


July The Parking Professional Will Inspire

Been inspired lately? Wait until the July issue of The Parking Professional  hits your mailbox. From incredible parking structures to amazing renovations to beautiful surface lots to the people making it all happen, this issue is sure to spark your own ideas and get your creative juices flowing. Inside this issue:


  • The 2014 IPI Awards of Excellence. Spotlighting the very best in parking design and programs, this year's winners are nothing short of amazing.
  • This Year's Professional Recognition Program Winners. The cream of the crop--the best of the best. Meet the top professionals and check out the best programs in the parking industry.
  • The Parking Matters® Marketing and Communications Awards. You won't believe how creative some parking programs are! 

Also in this issue, a valuable story about preparing for terrorist events in any program or city, and a look at how municipalities are working with large fleet owners to reduce citations and still keep traffic--and deliveries--moving.


Watch for your July magazine, coming soon! Have a great idea for a story? Contact editor Kim FernandezFor advertising information, contact Bonnie Watts, CEM.


Cleveland Clinic CARES About Parking Symposium 2014


Don't miss this opportunity to learn how the award-winning Cleveland Clinic Parking Services team operates 44,000 spaces, 11 garages, 116 surface lots, 50,000 internal customers, and 24 valet locations. 


The dynamic two-day event will include six sessions reviewing the innovative CARES model that efficiently and effectively balances patients, employees, visitors, and guests, all while keeping "patients first". 


Click here to read an article published in The Parking Professional magazine highlighting last years event. 


The Symposium includes a sit-down lunch at the InterContinental Hotel's Grand Ballroom, Happy Hour and hors d'oeuvres at the Clinic's Historic Foundation House, catching a Cleveland Indians baseball game at Progressive Field, optional rooftop sunrise yoga and/or breakfast with beautiful views of Lake Erie and Downtown, and, last but not least, a guided tour of the Cleveland Clinic campus highlighting the parking operations. (This is all included in your registration fee of $195). 


For more information and to register click here.


CAPP Changes Go Into Effect in One Week!

Newly-introduced changes to the CAPP program will take effect in full on July 1, 2014.  This is a very exciting time for the parking profession. The CAPP changes meet international credentialing standards and also will make the CAPP exam a more convenient testing experience.


If you continue to have questions about the CAPP changes, please view the archived webinar found here, titled, "What's New with CAPP?"  Please also find the Frequently Asked Questions here.  Always feel free to call the office for more information at 571.699.3011 or email us at capp@parking.org.


New Parking Jobs Posted

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Have a job to post? Reach thousands of parking professionals at parking.org/careers. Looking for a job in the parking industry? View our latest listings: 


Assistant Director of External Communications and Sustainability Initiatives - College Park, Md.


Director, Parking Services - University of Cincinnati


PARCS Consultant - Walker Parking Consultants (Boston)


PARCS Consultant - Walker Parking Consultants (Los Angeles)


Sales Representative - NextGen Parking


View more job listings  


New RFPs Posted
RFP crop
These are the latest parking RFPs available at the IPI RFP Portal. Access to complete RFP details is a benefit of IPI membership.


City of San Mateo
For: Managing the public parking system and facilities 


Virginia Commonwealth University

For: Campus Wide Permit & Citation Management System & PARCS


Omaha Airport Authority

For: Automobile Parking Concession


View all RFPs  


Organizations can post RFPs at no charge. For more information, contact T.J. Cantwell at 571.699.3011. 


*Not an IPI member, but want access to the RFPs?  Join Now!


Learn from Your Peers at the Parking Matters® Blog

PM blog logoSign up to receive Parking Matters® Blog posts and see them as they are published. Recent posts:


  • Demand-Based Parking for Universities: From the Municipal Playbook by Casey Jones, CAPP
  • Ray LaHood Knows Parking by Shawn Conrad, CAE
  • The Rebel Goes Sustainable: Harley-Davidson Unveils Electric Bike by Kim Fernandez

Join the conversation and sign up for free.


Industry Headlines From IPI's Social Media
Did you know that IPI provides an easy way to follow the latest news and trends in the parking and transportation industries? Join us on Twitter, FacebookLinkedIn, Pinterest, and the Parking Matters® Blog. Here are just a few examples of the stories you may have missed:
Sustainable Parking books are here! Order online at http://www.parking.org/publications/green-book.aspx






Variable Meter Parking Rates Coming To Pittsburgh http://ow.ly/ylugE


City of Sacramento Recognized With the 2014 Parking Matters Marketing & Communications Award http://ow.ly/ylv4V


Parking crunch? Tivoli hopes to stack cars http://ow.ly/ylxxt  

State and Regional Association News
NYSPA is now accepting presentation submissions for its 22nd Annual Conference and Exposition. This year the conference will be held October 8-10 at Honor's Haven Resort and Spa in Ellenville, N.Y.  The theme of the show is "Transformational Parking Trends," and we are seeking dynamic and informative presentations from parking and transportation professionals.
For more details and to submit a presentation idea click here.