Building Management Hawaii February/March 2014 - (Page 11)
Why Host An EV Charger
Is an electric vehicle charger in your future?
By Carlos Perez
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
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
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
email@example.com 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 | www.associahawaii.com
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
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