How #ZoningOrdinances dictate #GreenDesign. #Sustainability

Dec. 10--New single-family homes that are built in Palo Alto will have to come rigged for electric vehicle chargers. The requirement is spelled out in a new ordinance the city council unanimously approved Monday night. "I think it does take us a step closer to being that first city in the nation to be so completely green," said Council Member Liz Kniss. Homebuilders would have to install the circuit and panel necessary for a single Level 2 electric vehicle charger. But it would be up to the homeowner to select and install the actual wiring. The ordinance is expected to add up to $500 to the cost of a new home, city development services director Peter Pirnejad recently told the city council's Policy and Services Committee. Retrofitting an existing home with the same equipment can cost 10 times that amount. While the ordinance is expected to bolster electric vehicle ownershi...

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