Update to CAL Green includes Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

 MindBody's new San Luis Obispo Headquarters includes electric vehicle charging stations to charge more than a dozen vehicles.

MindBody's new San Luis Obispo Headquarters includes electric vehicle charging stations to charge more than a dozen vehicles.

The latest supplement to CAL Green, which took effect July 1, 2015, includes new requirements for providing infrastructure for electric vehicle charging stations.  CAL Green does not require installing the actual charging station, but projects must include designated parking space(s), conduit, panel capacity, as well as designating the type of equipment that would be installed.  The stations themselves are still pretty pricey, but market demand and ongoing technology advances are bringing prices down so that more businesses are installing one or more for employee use (think MindBody).  This requirement applies to residential and non-residential project.