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HB22-1218

Resource Efficiency Buildings Electric Vehicles

Concerning resource efficiency related to constructing a building for occupancy.
Session:
2022 Regular Session
Subjects:
Business & Economic Development
Housing
Bill Summary

Section 1 of the bill relocates existing statutes that require contractors to offer certain resource efficiency options when constructing certain buildings. Section 1 also requires commercial buildings and multifamily residences to include electric vehicle charging for at least 10% of the parking spaces as follows:

  • If the building is 25,000 square feet or more or if the building is part of a project that is 40,000 square feet or more of floor space in more than one building, with a total of 25 or more sets of living quarters or commercial units among all the buildings:

  • 10% of the parking spaces used by the occupants of the building must be EV capable, which means that the building is ready to run the wiring and install a 208 to 240 volt receptacle;
  • 10% of the parking spaces used by the occupants of the building must be EV ready, which means that each parking space has a working 208 to 240 volt receptacle; and
  • 5% of the parking spaces used by the occupants of the building must have EV supply equipment, which is a dedicated EV charger, installed;

  • If the building is multifamily housing with at least 3 units and at least 10 parking spaces, the building must have:

  • In 50% of the units, a parking space used by the occupants of the building that is EV capable;
  • In 20% of the units, a parking space used by the occupants of the building that is EV ready; and
  • In 5% of the units, a parking space used by the occupants of the building that has EV supply equipment installed adjacent to a parking space.

These buildings must also have:

  • The space in the electrical facilities to increase electric vehicle charging to 50% of the parking spaces; and
  • Conduit run to increase electric vehicle charging to 50% of the parking spaces.

Section 3 requires a master electrician to follow these requirements when planning, laying out, and supervising the installation of wiring in a building. Section 4 requires an architect to follow these requirements when planning, drafting plans for, and supervising the construction of a building. Continuing education requirements are put in place to educate master electricians and architects about these requirements.

The bill applies to the construction of a new high-occupancy building project or to the renovation of 50% or more of an existing high-occupancy building project and to:

  • A contract executed on or after July 1, 2023, to construct a high-occupancy building project;
  • The planning of or drafting for a high-occupancy building project on or after the bill's effective date; and
  • The laying out of or construction of a high-occupancy building project on or after the bill's effective date.

In a large commercial building project that is group A, B, E, I, M, or S-2 occupancy, the number of EV supply equipment parking spaces may be reduced by up to 5 if the large commercial building project installs a space equipped with level 3 charging EV supply equipment and at least one parking space that is EV ready.Section 3 requires the project to comply with these provisions to obtain a building permit.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

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Did Not Become Law

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