To reduce pollution by promoting alternatives to conventionally fueled automobiles.
Provide charging infrastructure for electric vehicles for on-site parking.
Option 1. Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (1 point)
Install electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) in 5% of all parking spaces used by the project or at least two spaces, whichever is greater.
Clearly identify and reserve these spaces for the sole use by plug-in electric vehicles.
The EVSE must:
- Provide a Level 2 charging capacity (208 – 240 volts) or greater for each required space.
- Comply with the relevant regional or local standard for electrical connectors, such as SAE Surface Vehicle Recommended Practice J1772, SAE Electric Vehicle Conductive Charge Coupler or IEC 62196 of the International Electrotechnical Commission for projects outside the U.S.
- Meet the connected functionality criteria for ENERGY STAR certified EVSE and be capable of responding to time-of-use market signals (e.g. price). Projects pursuing EA credit Grid Harmonization should incorporate EVSE into any demand response program or load flexibility and management strategies.
Option 2. Electric Vehicle Ready Infrastructure (1 point)
Make 10% of all parking spaces or at least 6 spaces EV Ready, whichever is greater.
To be EV Ready, include a dedicated electrical circuit with sufficient capacity for each required space. Each circuit shall have conduit and wire sufficient to provide Level 2 charging or greater, and shall end at an electrical box or enclosure
located near each required space.
Meet Option 1 or Option 2 above.
Option 3: Low-emitting buses or school-owned vehicles (1 point)
Develop and implement a plan for acquiring at least 1 electric bus and/or for every other bus serving the school to meet the following emissions standards within seven years of the building certificate of occupancy:
- nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of 0.50 grams or less per brake horsepower-hour; and
- particulate matter emissions of 0.01 grams or less per brake horsepower-hour.
Emission standards must be met for each bus and not by an average of the entire fleet serving the school.
Develop and implement a plan for 50% of all other (non-bus) vehicles owned or leased to serve the school to be electric vehicles.