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Senior Commissioning Authority Aleksandr Brehm discusses the growing role of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in new building construction during a recent interview with Le monde de l’électricité en ligne (The World of Electricity Online).
An English translation of Brehm’s interview was published in Electric Industry News Week, where he discussed all things related to EV charging and infrastructure. In the article, Brehm says EV charging stations can be a huge draw for people returning to the office.
“If you are a business owner and you’re trying to bring your people back into the office after COVID […] that can be an incentive that [employers] can use to allow their employees to charge and plug in and [the employee] is not going to have to pay for it. The company will then provide that charging for them. So, while it’s not a significant amount, it is an incentive to go back to work.”
Brehm says installing solar panels in parking lots is a popular option for developers and owners looking to offset some of the costs of EV.
Other topics addressed during the interview include various incentive programs for EV charging stations as well as some of the pain points for and regulations involved.
Aleks Brehm freely shares his knowledge and expertise with industry publications as part of ESD’s mission to improve society through the built environment.
Reach out to ESD’s experts for more information on building automation and electrification as well as commissioning.