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.