August 28, 2023

How can a more streamlined permitting and inspection process help you review EV Charger installations more efficiently?

In many parts of the United States, navigating building permits required for distributed energy resources such as solar, storage, and electric vehicles (EVs) can be a daunting process.  Under a three-year project funded by the Department of Energy, the New Buildings Institute (NBI, an EMPOWERED partner) has led the development of a series of guidelines to streamline the permitting and inspection processes for distributed energy resources like electric vehicle supply equipment and battery energy storage systems.

If your jurisdiction is seeing an increase of EV charger installations, you can benefit greatly from these guidelines, which provide an overview of code requirements for the installation of electric vehicle supply equipment in single family, multifamily, and office buildings. By providing specific and replicable lists of permitting and inspection requirements, local jurisdictions can streamline the permitting and inspection process, reducing informational barriers while helping ensure that the design and installation of these distributed energy resources are consistent, code compliant, and safe.

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Download the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Permitting & Inspection Guidelines here.

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