Green Parking / Parksmart

Forest Home Garage - Cornell University

Forest Home Garage Ithaca, NY


First university garage in the U.S. to achieve Green Garage Certification (Parksmart Certification)


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

DESMAN was the Green Garage Assessor (now known as Parksmart Advisor) for the Forest Home Garage, a 254-space garage that was constructed in 2009 and encourages bike usage and offers public spaces for placemaking. DESMAN has also been authorized to continue to work with Cornell University to help them achieve their goal of getting their entire parking system, consisting of 10,000 parking spaces and a student population of 30,000, Green Certified.


Ithaca, NY


Cornell University 

Construction Cost

 $15,000 DESMAN Fee

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