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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Aine Keogh
Submission Date June 28, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Calgary
OP-T2-33: Cash-out of Parking

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Susan Austen
Ancillary Services
Student and Enrolment Services
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Does the institution allow commuters to cash out of parking spaces (i.e., it pays employees who do not drive to work)?:
Yes
+ Date Revised: Jan. 14, 2015
+ Date Revised: Jan. 16, 2015

A brief description of the program:

This STARS credit recognizes institutions that provide financial incentives for not parking. It is predicated on the notion that parking is often free on campus and therefore an appropriate financial incentive for people to reduce their use of the campus parking is to pay them not to park. The intent of this credit can similarly be achieved by financial deterrents for parking.

Instead of giving money to people who do not drive and park on campus, the University of Calgary charges for the use of parking spaces and reinvests that income in ways that benefit the campus community. Employees or students who chooses not to purchase parking can avoid this cost thus a reward for alternate commuting choices. The TDM Encyclopedia of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute recognizes both parking pricing and parking cash out in their list of financial incentives to encourage alternative commute modes.

As such the University of Calgary believes the intent of this credit has been met.

+ Date Revised: Jan. 16, 2015

The website URL where information about the program is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.