Have you heard of ActiveScore? They’re a UK-based company that’s about to launch in the US, and they assess and certify existing buildings and new developments as active travel friendly, with the goal of incentivizing people to travel by bike, scooter, or on foot.
I’m thrilled to be working with David Reed of Sustainable Mobility Consulting to bring the ActiveScore rating system to the US, and this exciting project is particularly relevant to those in the real estate, green building, and mobility spheres.
ActiveScore has the potential to radically disrupt the way we build, the facilities that consumers come to expect, and the tools we bring to our fight against climate change.
An ActiveScore partner, Urbanite Advisors in Brussels, has found that approximately 60% of a development's emissions are created by tenants commuting.
This means we have a unique opportunity and an urgent task to ensure current and future developments include obvious and attractive amenities to make facilities friendly to active transportation.
And the best part about this – modifications to support active transportation can be easily and affordably made even to existing buildings!
Curious who is taking the leap to stay ahead of the game? Take a look at some of the 300+ facilities around the world that have already become ActiveScore-certified.
Beyond certification of buildings, ActiveScore also offers a program for Accredited Professionals, designed specifically to enhance the mobility component of buildings. If you're interested in becoming an AP, the session is currently available at no charge and can even be completed during your lunch hour.
We must make active & shared transportation the easiest and most appealing option and an investment in ActiveScore is a proven-way to make your development stand out in the crowded market.