Watry Design is proud to announce that the Pomona College Parking Structure has been named the 2016 Innovative Sustainability Facility of the Year by the National Parking Association (NPA). The project boasts the following sustainable parking best practices:
Pomona College determined that it could reclaim four acres of open space and pedestrian walkways by moving to structured parking. Watry Design created a parking structure into the sloping campus and integrated a new campus entrance road.
The 608-stall parking structure, led by Watry Design's Francisco Navarro, senior project manager and associate director, BIM, provides sustainable parking for more than 1,600 campus users and a rooftop lacrosse field, which reduces the heat island effect. Energy-efficient lighting, a solar canopy and a fully automated lighting system offset energy use by the garage.
Bioswales filter storm water and an open design allows for natural ventilation. The facility employs electric vehicle charging stations, preferred parking for carpool and energy-efficient vehicles and covered bike parking.
Pedestrians access the field using walkways and have a direct connection from campus. A bus stop is within 100 yards of the facility.
Through this project, the college reclaimed four acres of open space, decreased energy usage by 20 percent and saved 50,000 gallons of water per week.
About NPA: The National Parking Association, established in 1951, is the voice of the $28 billion parking & industry composed of private parking owners and public parking operators that together employ more than 143,000 people. NPA is the premier association for parking owners & leaders—providing research, advocacy, and education and credentialing. Visit NPA at WeAreParking.org.
Join our mailing list to receive parking insights and updates from Watry Design, Inc.!
Thank you for signing up to receive parking insights and updates from Watry Design, Inc.!