Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Beacon Mechanical is installing Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations directly in households, allowing you to charge your vehicle overnight. For those living in multi-unit dwellings such as condos and apartment complexes, many charging stations are being installed in these areas as well . Eversource plans to support the deployment of up to 3,500 Level 2 charging ports at 450 charging sites and up to 72 direct current fast charging (DCFC) ports at 36 charging sites .
In June of 2023, the Massachusetts building code will change to include new requirements for EV charging stations in commercial and multifamily buildings. According to the International Code Council’s (ICC) Electric Vehicle Charging Building Code amendments, EVSE-installed spaces, EV-Ready Spaces, and EV-Capable Spaces must be provided as outlined in Table C401.4.1 for commercial buildings and Table C401.4.2 for multifamily buildings. The code specifies that when the calculation of the percentage of spaces served results in a fractional parking space, it should be rounded up to the next whole number.
For residential homes, you can consider installing a Level 2 EV charging station, which provides faster charging compared to the standard Level 1 charging that uses a regular wall outlet. This may require professional installation and upgrades to your electrical panel, Beacon Mechanical is here for you. For businesses, consider installing both Level 2 and DCFC charging stations to accommodate different charging needs and attract more customers with electric vehicles. If you are looking to prepare for the new Massachusetts building code changes regarding EV charging stations, consider providing the necessary infrastructure in your home or business, such as installing Level 2 charging stations for residential homes and a mix of Level 2 and DCFC charging stations for commercial buildings. Always consult with Beacon Mechanical to ensure compliance with the updated building code requirements.