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New CALGreen Requirements for EV Charging Infrastructure in Commercial Buildings 

electric charging stations

Starting July 1, 2024, the California Green Building Code (CALGreen) requires commercial buildings to have EV charging infrastructure installed when doing certain construction projects.  

At our July 11th Codes and Regulations meeting, we will be going in-depth on what you need to know about this code update.  

What You Need to Know

If your building is dealing with additions or alterations to existing buildings or parking facilities, you will want to understand this code change.  

15% of parking spaces should be prepared for future electric vehicle (EV) chargers. 

5% of parking spaces must have working EV chargers installed. 

The exact percentages are based on the total number of parking spaces, as detailed in Table of the code. 

How It Impacts You 

Construction costs will increase due to the need for EV chargers and electrical setups. 

Planning must include EV-ready parking spaces and charger placements, which might change the site layout. 

Compliance is mandatory unless there are exceptions, such as no utility power, infrastructure limits, or adverse cost impacts. 

Automated mechanical parking systems are not required to meet these standards. 

Go More in Depth

Members must understand this new CALGreen code and plan projects accordingly.  

Please join us for our Codes and Regulations Policy Briefing July 11th, where our consultant will be giving a brief presentation and answering questions on this code change. 

This is a great opportunity to get more in-depth and more technical!  

Register Here 

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