ChargePoint Joins Green Parking Council

This week, ChargePoint announced it has joined the Green Parking Council.

The Green Parking Council (GPC) is a not-for-profit organization providing leadership and oversight of the green conversion of parking facilities to sustainable, environmentally responsible assets.

As GPC’s newest Bronze-Level member, ChargePoint will encourage alternative parking practices and green conversion of parking facilities for electric vehicles.

ChargePoint is considered the world’s largest network of independently owned charging stations for electric vehicles.

“Electric vehicles will play a key role in reducing our dependency on foreign oil while improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said Paul Wessel, executive director, Green Parking Council. “Every month, the number of EV drivers continues to increase. As a result, offering EV charging services in your parking garage will soon no longer be optional. In 2012 alone, more than 50,000 new electric vehicles are being sold in the United States.”

On Thursday, at 2 pm E.S.T. ChargePoint sponsored a Webcast hosted by GPC’s partner, Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) titled “The Essentials of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.”

“We are proud to be a sponsor of the Green Parking Council,” said Pat Romano president and CEO of ChargePoint. “GPC is the only organization to offer a sustainability certification to parking facilities. In addition to helping meet sustainability goals, parking operators who offer EV charging will have a distinct competitive advantage over those that do not provide these services.”