The old has gone and the new has come. 2019 was a great year, but now it’s time to plan a zero emissions future worthy of our next fun, free-spirited, and sustainable decade. As we look forward to 2020 and beyond, we propose these four future-forward trends for your property.

Upgrade your property with ENERGY STAR® certified products

How energy efficient are you? This year, consider upgrading your property with energy efficient products that help you save money. By reducing your property’s energy usage, you can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fight climate change, and lower your utility bill. SemaConnect EV charging stations are ENERGY STAR certified to waste less power, plus they support your visitors who drive zero-emissions electric vehicles!

Plan ahead for future legislation

Nationwide, cities and states are working to reduce emissions and promote electrified transportation. Some cities have already updated their building codes to require “EV make ready” infrastructure. If you are planning a new construction project, or if you want to stay ahead of the curve, you need to prepare for EV charging stations at your property.

Convert your corporate fleet

Electric vehicles aren’t just for personal travel. Many leading companies are purchasing new electric vehicles for their corporate fleets. Save fuel costs, reduce emissions, and promote your corporate sustainability with a new EV fleet. Some utilities, such as PG&E, even offer rebates for electric fleet upgrades.

Research your smart charging options

As more businesses install charging stations and EV infrastructure grows, smart charging networks become more essential. Property managers want charging stations that can restrict access and charge users for electricity. Drivers want the ability to view live station status on a map, report service issues, and roam across charging networks. Utility companies want the ability to manage electricity based on grid demand. As you compare your property’s charging options, look for a smart network that offers custom access and pricing, uses an open network, and has ADR 2.0 certification.

It’s a new decade, and we’re just getting started with electric vehicles! As you make your personal and professional resolutions this week, resolve to also reduce emissions at your property in 2020.

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