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Chengdu, China awarded for Sustainable Green Parking Design and Operation


West Village in Chengdu, China is the first Parksmart certified project in Asia and outside of the U.S.

Through Parksmart certification, West Village is supporting sustainable transportation and mobility through innovative strategies that help to improve the health and wellbeing of its visitors.

West Village is the first project in China and the first outside of the U.S. to receive a Parksmart certification. By incorporating sustainable practices and innovative solutions, the car park is helping to increase energy efficiency, conserve resources and promote alternative modes of transportation in China.

West Village is a multi-functional complex that houses businesses championing a creative lifestyle. It provides a comforting retreat from the fast-paced city and features a courtyard-style building with distinct culture-based commerce and an extensive sports field for outdoor activities. The below-ground car park includes more than 1,000 spaces and uses innovative and efficient technologies to create a unique and hassle-free parking experience. An online reservation and payment system reduces unnecessary idling; state-of-the-art electronic car charging stations promote the use of alternative fuel vehicles; and car park incentives and surveys encourage carpooling and ridesharing.

“With the West Village certification, it is truly an honor for WE PARK (Huibo) to be an industry pioneer in one of the largest, most dynamic, and innovative car parking markets in the world,” said Mark Cho, senior partner and CEO China, LimeTree Capital and WE PARK (Huibo). “Our organization has always been focused on the mission to help solve China’s massive urban parking dilemma.”

As part of the construction, West Village sourced at least 75 percent of its materials regionally and created a rainwater harvesting system that diverts rainfall to green infrastructure surrounding the building. In addition, there is an active recycling program onsite and areas that were not usable for parking were converted to self-storage for garage users.

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