Sustainability and ‘green’ parking solutions have received a lot of attention in the media of late, with this blog in particular giving the cause solid support. And whilst sustainability has predominantly focused on the environmental aspects of maintenance and responsibility, it’s important to remember that long-term sustainability also encompasses other aspects: economic and social dimensions.
From an economic perspective, sustainability is about much more than green stamp on marketing materials; green investment decisions should have positive and lasting environmental effects without negatively impacting the bottom line.
A post we came across on the ‘Passport Parking’ blog this week talks about how much of the movement in the parking industry towards sustainability has focused on the ‘green’ aspect of the cause, whilst being financially and fiscally unsustainable. Passport Parking claim that the only way to continue to advance sustainability in the Parking industry is a grassroots movement toward sensible innovation that makes “going green” an easy decision for the Provider, through innovation that has long-term responsible environmental impacts while proving to be an easy implementation decision. Solutions that should be cash flow positive from the start.