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Webinar: Navigating Zoning and Building Codes for EV Charging Infrastructure

Feb. 15, 2024

Presentation slides

The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) hosted part two of a two-part webinar series on zoning and building code considerations for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure on Feb. 15, 2024. Part 1 focused on Permitting and Site Selection Strategies for EV Charging Infrastructure.

Presenters spoke about ways to effectively navigate zoning and building code processes for planning, constructing, and deploying EV chargers.

The panelists included:

  • Bridget Gilmore, Joint Office moderator

  • Austin Willman, Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • E.J. Klock McCook, Principal, Rocky Mountain Institute

  • Ed Gilliland, Senior Director, Interstate Renewable Energy Council

  • Daphne Dixon, Executive Director, Connecticut Southwestern Area Clean Cities Coalition and Live Green

  • Mike Salisbury, Transportation Energy Lead, Office of Climate Action, Sustainability & Resiliency for City and County of Denver

Key takeaways

  • The state and local government’s role in permitting is to create regional consistency, consider statewide legislation, conduct targeted outreach, maintain an EV webpage, and provide funding support.

  • Stakeholders should address EV charging with a comprehensive plan by collaborating with regional planning organizations and utilities.

  • Include equity in your planning process by offering multiple ways to pay for charging.

  • Help keep EV drivers safe by including lighting, cameras, and other protective elements at stations.