BOMA Lunch & Learn - Preparing Real Estate Assets for the Electric Vehicle & Low Carbon Revolutions


When: Wednesday November 20th, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Where: Eighth Avenue Place - Conference Room A & B
525 Eighth Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 1G1
Jessica McGlashing (Sign in to view e-mail address)

Event Details
Preparing Real Estate for the Electric Transportation Revolution   Electric vehicles (EVs) are exploding in popularity – Canada’s EVs sales grew 125% between 2017 and 2018. With battery prices dropping, Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that the first costs of passenger EVs will drop below gasoline vehicles in the early to mid-2020s. With their lower operating costs, zero emissions, superior driving experience, and supportive government policy, EVs are poised to become the dominant mode of passenger transportation over the next two decades. Additionally, the proliferation of new technologies and services such autonomous vehicles, ridesharing, car-sharing, and “little vehicles” will change how we get around in important ways, presenting new opportunities and challenges for building owners and managers. It is critical that building owners and managers understand how to navigate the transition to EVs. The lowest cost, most convenient place to charge an EV is “at home” or “at work”; additionally, drivers benefit from “on the go” EV charging at retail locations. Providing appropriate, cost-effective charging infrastructure will be critical to attracting and retaining residents, commercial tenants and retail customers. Staying competitive in real estate means understanding how to integrate convenient, financially sustainable EV charging.  In this session, AES Engineering will provide an overview of the state of transportation electrification. AES will share the key considerations for the design of EV charging infrastructure in a range of different applications, including residential, commercial, and retail properties. Finally, AES will reflect on the technologies and strategies that building owners, property managers, and developers should consider to best meet the EV charging needs of today, while future-proofing properties for the coming electric transportation revolution.   Brendan McEwen, MCP   Brendan McEwen is Director of Electric Mobility & Low-Carbon Strategy at AES Engineering, a leading electrical engineering consultancy with a specialization in the design of EV charging systems. Brendan and the team at AES support campuses, developers, EV networks, utilities, and all levels of governments in the transition to electric transportation and low-carbon energy systems. Brendan is recognized across Canada for his expertise in policy-making and climate action leadership – notably, he led the development of the City of Richmond BC’s requirements for 100% “EV Ready” residential parking (a first in North America), and played a key role in the development of BC’s Energy Step Code. Brendan thrives on helping his clients develop elegant solutions to complex problems.  He received his Master City Planning degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   Disclaimer
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