|By Business Wire||
|October 31, 2012 10:15 AM EDT||
ChargePoint today announced it has joined the Green Parking Council. The Green Parking Council 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 new, alternative parking practices and green conversion of parking facilities for electric vehicles. ChargePoint is the world’s largest network of independently owned charging stations for electric vehicles.
On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm EST ChargePoint will be sponsoring a webcast hosted by GPC’s partner, Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) titled “The Essentials of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.”
“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.”
“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.”
For more information on ChargePoint please watch the ChargePoint video on EV charging services. For organizations considering offering EV charging services, ChargePoint has introduced the “ChargePoint Test Drive,” a free seven-day trial to experience all that the ChargePoint 4.0 services platform has to offer. For more information visit: www.chargepoint.com/testdrive.
About Green Parking Council
The Green Parking Council (GPC) is a not-for-profit organization providing leadership and oversight for the green conversion of parking facilities to sustainable, environmentally responsible assets. GPC is dedicated to expanding green parking practices and environmental services through its Certified Green Garage rating system. GPC encourages new, alternative parking practices and exceptional industry transformation through creative thought and ingenuity. By challenging garage owners and managers to collaborate and create open-sourced, sustainable best practices, the parking industry can positively impact the environment.
About the Launch Partner Program
GPC is a not-for-profit organization funded by its members and partners. Organizations led by forward-thinking individuals who understand how a global shift towards sustainability presents the parking industry with a unique opportunity for unprecedented growth and innovation have joined the GPC as bronze, gold, or platinum level partners. GPC partners receive a variety of benefits including but not limited to a marketing kit, their company logo on the GPC website and trade show booth, and free GPC demonstrator sites. For more information visit www.greenparkingcouncil.org
ChargePoint is the largest online network of independently owned charging stations operating in more than 14 countries. ChargePoint provides everything a station owner needs to deliver turnkey charging services in their parking lots. For drivers, ChargePoint provides state of the art features including the ability to locate reserve and navigate to unoccupied charging stations with online tools and mobile applications. ChargePoint locations may be found online and are included on the ChargePoint mobile applications for iPhone and Android. The ChargePoint Network is open to all charging station manufacturers. Stations on ChargePoint are currently dispensing over 706 Megawatt hours of energy each month, with drivers plugging in for more than 4100 charging sessions per day. Follow ChargePoint on Twitter @chargepointnet.