Energy + Environment

Will Electric Vehicle Charging Change The Energy Efficiency Game?

Disruptive lighting technology consultant Peter Brown, recently wrote an interesting article in US Lighting Trends, about the potential of EV chargers to change the energy efficient buildings industry. He shares a real-world scenario of a commercial building wanting to install 50 EV chargers in the parking lot or garage, but the electricity demand would require roughly $1 million dollars of additional electricity supply infrastructure.

The article explains that this type of scenario could be a game changer for deep energy efficiency building retrofits. Instead of paying the $1 Million for additional electricity supply, the building owner could invest a fraction of that amount in deep building energy efficiency retrofits to reduce electricity demand in the building. The ROI for the retrofits then goes beyond the energy saving ROI, to include the very large avoided costs for new supply-side infrastructure.

You can read the full article here.

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David Shiller
David Shiller is the Publisher of LightNOW, and President of Lighting Solution Development, a North American consulting firm providing business development services to advanced lighting manufacturers. The ALA awarded David the Pillar of the Industry Award. David has co-chaired ALA’s Engineering Committee since 2010. David established MaxLite’s OEM component sales into a multi-million dollar division. He invented GU24 lamps while leading ENERGY STAR lighting programs for the US EPA. David has been published in leading lighting publications, including LD+A, enLIGHTenment Magazine, LEDs Magazine, and more.


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