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Penn Parking Services’ Preferred Parking for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

January 11, 2011, Volume 57, No. 17

To support the University’s Climate Action Plan goal of lowering the University’s carbon footprint, Penn Parking Services is designating 5 percent of its parking spaces in our garages for electric/hybrid vehicles.

This effort, which is part of Penn’s Sustainable Transportation Initiative, is designed to support members of the Penn Community who choose to drive low emission vehicles and to increase the number of LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certified buildings on campus. Through this effort Penn can earn specific LEED points for all buildings in the immediate area of each parking garage—another of the Climate Action Plan’s goals. The spaces will be located near the entrance, exit or elevators as required by the LEED designation program and will be clearly delineated by signage. They will be available to hybrid and electric vehicles only until 10 a.m. each day. After 10 a.m. other permit holders or paying visitors can make use of these spaces.

We have already begun designating hybrid/electric spaces and expect to have spaces in all of our facilities by the end of January. For a list of qualifying vehicles, or to learn more about the Sustainable Transportation Initiative, please visit: www.upenn.edu/parking

—Division of Business Services

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