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EnErgy ManagEMEnt Why Host An EV Charger Is an electric vehicle charger in your future? By Carlos Perez E lectric vehicles are here! You may not have heard one; they make almost no sound. But you have certainly seen one: the sleek Chevrolet Volt, the functional Mitsubishi i-Miev, the comfortable Nissan Leaf and Ford's Focus sedans ... or even the high-end Tesla sports car, which is now joined by the luxurious Tesla Model S sedan. Over a dozen electrified makes and models are on sale nationwide. Many more are coming from these manufacturers and most other carmakers today have models on the drawing boards. For building and property managers, and many businesses, these vehicles present opportunities and challenges. First, the opportunity! Under the new Commercial Public Electric Vehicle Charging Facility Service rate (Schedule EV-F) approved by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, businesses can now own and operate a DC fast charger without a "demand charge" typically assessed to commercial customers. The new EV-F rate offers more incentive for facilities to open new public EV charging facilities that are metered separately from other uses. Nissan Leaf electric vehicle at a charging station A direct current (DC) electric vehicle (EV) fast charger can fill an empty EV battery to an 80 percent charge in about 30 minutes. Hawaiian Electric Co. sought the new EV-F rate to extend the EV driving range on all of the islands HECO serves, while further studying how best to integrate electrical vehicles into the electric system. By hosting an EV fast-charger, your building or business can show its commitment to the environment and gain the gratitude of a growing number of EV drivers who may be tenants or customers in your commercial or residential buildings. A unique opportunity to attend the most informative and entertaining leadership workshop available! More than 25,000 board members have benefited nationwide. Featuring speaker Larry J. Pothast Vice President of Board and Manager Training, Associa WHEN: WHERE: Saturday, April 5, 2014 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. : Check-In / Breakfast / Vendor Booths 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. : Workshop Honolulu Country Club | Main Dining Room 1690 Ala Puumalu Street, Honolulu, HI 96818 SPEAKER: RSVP: Larry J. Pothast, PCAM is a nationally known association expert and educator with more than 35 years of experience in the community association industry. Mr. Pothast has developed this highly sought after workshop to help community association leaders better understand and "enjoy" their roles as board members. ® Contact Amy McMaster at (808) 837-5262 or no later than Friday, March 21 A $1,000 value - Absolutely FREE (buffet breakfast, giveaways and certificates of completion included). Pacific Guardian Center - Mauka Tower 737 Bishop St., Suite 3100, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 (808) 836-0911 | BMH February-March 2014 11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Management Hawaii February/March 2014

Engineered Efficiency: A Holistic Approach
Why Host An EV Charger
The New Age Of Energy Metering
Are You On Island Time?
Time To Stay Cool
Through The Tinted-Glass, And What Savings You’ll Find There
Managing Off-Site
Safe & Secure
HVAC: Top Trends
An Industry Unites At Expo 2014
The (Often Overlooked) Success Factor
On Site: Men At Work

Building Management Hawaii February/March 2014