Acadia Center believes this proposal is an important first step, but can be improved by:

  1. Modifying the Net Zero Code to require that all low-rise residential buildings be all-electric;
  2. Modifying both the Stretch Code and the Net Zero Code to require that each dwelling unit with a parking space in a low-rise residential building have access to one EV ready parking space;
  3. Providing more information to stakeholders on the proposed EV ready parking requirements for commercial buildings; and
  4. Requiring an alternative compliance mechanism in cases where solar is not deemed feasible.