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Advocate: An Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Political Issues Affecting Commercial Real Estate
June 25, 2015
Volume 21, Issue 6
BOMA California Energy Update - Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
EV-Ready Building Standards Set to Take Effect on July 1, 2015
 
In response to an Executive Order issued by the Governor in late-2012, the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) and the Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) have adopted regulations to require the installation of Electric Vehicle (EV) ready infrastructure. As opposed to installing fully operational (and costly) charging stations for electric vehicles, these EV-ready building standards would be limited to items which would facilitate the later installation of the charging stations at a significantly reduced cost. 

For example, new commercial buildings having parking lots containing more than 49 spaces will be required to have an electrical panel with enough empty plug slots to allow for the later installation of EV charging equipment. In addition, there will also need to be one-inch wide conduit (piping) provided for the later installation of the wiring connecting the electrical panel with a point in close proximity to the designated EV service space. 

Environmental organizations and the Air Resource Board (ARB) had argued for the installation of fully functioning EV charging facilities, however, after hearing concerns expressed by us, the CBSC has chosen to move forward with only “EV-ready” regulations. Doing this also helps avoid issues related to disabled accessibility that will take much longer to resolve. 

For commercial building parking facilities, the required number of EV-Ready parking spaces shall be 1 EV-ready space for every 50 parking spaces. 

These new EV-Ready building standards will apply to projects for which the permit application is submitted to the local building department on or after July 1, 2015. 
 
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BOMA Protects the Commercial Real Estate Industry - Proposition 13/Split Roll Property Tax
•  California Senate Constitutional Amendment 5
BOMA San Francisco Members Meet with San Francisco Supervisor David Campos
•  Topics Included Prop. M Development Limits and Legacy Business Registry in San Francisco
BOMA San Francisco's Drought Coverage
•  San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Orders Mandatory Water Reduction on July 1, 2015
Port of San Francisco Waterfront Plan Working Group and Advisory Teams
•  BOMA Member Participation is Requested by July 17, 2015
BOMA SF-PAC Slate Card for the November 3, 2015 San Francisco Municipal Election
•  Elect These Leaders for San Francisco This November
BOMA International's Political Action Committee (BOMAPAC) Needs Your Support
•  Jim Collins with Shorenstein is leading the effort for BOMA San Francisco
BOMA California Energy Update - Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
•  EV-Ready Building Standards Set to Take Effect on July 1, 2015
UPDATE: California Proposes New Elevator Maintenance Rules
•  Costs May Increase for Elevator Maintenance
California Commercial Real Estate Summit
•  BOMA San Francisco Members Advocate for Prop. 13 and More
San Francisco's Economic Barometer
•  Quarterly Update
San Francisco Permit Cost Calculating Schedule
•  From the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection
U.S. Department of Energy Crowdsourcing Initiative
•  Seeks Buildings-Related Problems to Solve
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