Many efficiencies in time and cost be gained EV planning if done during a construction project vs. retrofitting. One of the largest costs associated with installation is running power to the unit, but if an electrician is already running power during construction, then you can significantly lower installation costs.
As this exciting new technology becomes mainstream, the future residents and customers you hope to attract will expect charging stations. Retrofitting and remodeling for new EV charging station installations is much more expensive on the back end than on the front end. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us, we can help you plan for success.
Becoming LEED certified is quickly becoming a standard for new construction and renovations to existing buildings. LEED is a a point-based rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED involves ratings for:
- Energy savings
- Water efficiency
- CO2 emissions reduction
- Indoor environmental quality
- Stewardship of natural resources
Benefits of LEED Certification
A building project’s “LEED-certified” status has numerous benefits, such as:
- Enhancing property value
- Potentially qualifying for a growing list of state and federal benefits and tax incentives
- Greater energy efficiency and general lower cost of operation
- Major sustainability “PR points” in the public eye
LEED and EV Charing Stations
Developing a plan for EV charging stations is critical to LEED certification. It’s never to early to start. Critical LEED metrics are supported by EV charging stations through:
- Energy efficiency
- CO2 emissions
- Clean non-coal energy
For more information on specific LEED credits see www.usgbc.org. Still have questions? Feel free to contact EnviroSpark’s customer service staff using the form below.