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Electric Vehicle Charger Readiness for Commercial and Residential Properties

Member price:

$59.00

Your price:

$ 99.00

11/16/2022

11 am PT / 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET
*approximate length: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Presenters: Daniel Colombini and Vinod Palal

The use of electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States is growing rapidly, and commercial and residential property owners should prepare for sudden acceleration. The federal government recently ramped up incentives for EVs, and it had already approved $7.5 billion to build out the first-ever national network of electric vehicle chargers, speeding up the transition to EVs. With car manufacturers aligning production strategies accordingly, the need for electric vehicle chargers at commercial properties will grow quickly. Preparing for that need requires evaluation and planning, based on specific building and market conditions, to ensure that properties are ready.

This webinar offers insights into how property owners should plan for the upcoming increase in demand for EV chargers. We will address infrastructure assessment and upgrades, costs and financial incentives, and potential for reimbursement over time though a nominal surcharge.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to evaluate the nature and need for electric vehicle charging at your property and the pace at which it might be required
  • Learn how to consider the existing infrastructure and the potential for upgrades, based on demand, local codes, and other property-specific considerations
  • Determine how to evaluate the potential mix of upgrade costs and financial incentives to understand the overall cost
  • Consider the potential for reimbursement to calculate the overall return on investment
  • Develop a staged plan for implementation – with sequential components ready, as demand evolves
Daniel Colombini is a Principal and Senior Fire Protection Engineer at Goldman Copeland, the New York City-based consulting engineering firm that has been providing engineering services for more than 50 years to many of Greater New York’s most iconic buildings. In that capacity, he plays a key role in the operations of such renowned institutions as the Empire State Building, Hospital for Special Surgery, The Morgan Library & Museum, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York University, Scholastic Inc., Vornado Realty Trust, and several historic Broadway theaters. Dan manages, for instance, all mechanical engineering upgrades for Empire State Realty Trust—five million square feet in all. He has been project manager for MEP engineering services throughout the New York City portfolio of Vornado Realty Trust for more than a decade.

A licensed professional engineer specializing in fire protection, and a certified energy manager, Dan is a nationally recognized leader, having been named “Engineer of the Year” in 2018 by Plumbing Engineer magazine. His commentaries, illuminating prominent engineering topics, have been published in numerous industry publications. A commentary that Dan co-authored on “Lessons in Fire Protection from Notre-Dame Cathedral” was featured on the cover of Plumbing Engineer. Three commentaries co-authored by Dan in 2022 address how commercial properties should prepare for an influx of electric vehicles. They appeared in Facility Executive (“Gearing Up for Green Transportation”); FacilitiesNet (“How Facilities Should Prepare for the Rapid Growth of Electric Vehicles”), and Crain’s New York Business (“How Commercial Property Owners Can Prepare for Influx of Electric Cars”).

Dan has nearly 18 years of experience in design and project management for diverse projects including new construction, additions, and renovations of office buildings, university facilities, healthcare facilities, laboratories, schools, performing arts venues, and historic structures. His expertise in fire protection makes him a sought-after speaker at related business forums and a member of industry committees on public policy.

Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in fire protection engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He serves on the Fire Protection Code Committee of the American Council of Engineering Companies and on the Committee on Outreach and Advocacy of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.

Vinod Palal is a Principal and Senior Electrical Engineer at Goldman Copeland, the New York City-based consulting engineering firm. In that capacity, he manages multi-disciplinary design projects throughout the Greater New York City tri-state area.

With more than 20 years of experience in electrical design and specification of electrical systems, he has worked extensively on rehabilitation projects and in new construction. His experience includes field surveys, preparation of contract documents, construction phase services, and liaison with clients, architects, and contractors.

At Goldman Copeland, Vinod’s notable projects and clients have included Audible’s headquarters, the City of New York, the Empire State Building, Hackensack Meridian Health, The Morgan Library & Museum, and National Grid. For Audible’s new headquarters—its conversion of an historic former church in downtown Newark, NJ, into the “Innovation Cathedral”—he provided electrical design for new fire alarm systems and electrical service upgrades for the kitchen, auditorium, cafeteria, gym, and telecommunications, as well as floor fit-out design services.

For the Empire State Building, he has served as Senior Electrical Engineer for MEP design and renovation services to comply with the latest local codes and regulations. For The Morgan Library & Museum, he has served as Project Manager for electrical infrastructure and Local Law 191 work. For the City of New York, he has worked with such agencies as the Administration for Children’s Services, Department of Design and Construction, and Department of Sanitation to implement building systems assessments and design of building upgrades in existing properties and new construction.

Vinod has co-authored several published articles on how commercial properties should prepare for an influx of electric vehicles. Those articles have appeared in Facility Executive (“Gearing Up for Green Transportation”); FacilitiesNet (“How Facilities Should Prepare for the Rapid Growth of Electric Vehicles”), and Crain’s New York Business (“How Commercial Property Owners Can Prepare for Influx of Electric Cars”).

Prior to joining Goldman Copeland, Vinod worked for four years as a Senior Electrical Engineer and Project Manager at RCM Technologies, Inc., for four years as an Electrical Engineer and Project Manager at WSP Flack and Kurtz Engineers, and for six years as a Project Manager at Solar Electric Systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Hartford.

 

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