New plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles (EV) continue to be introduced into the marketplace and are becoming increasingly more popular. Demand is growing for workplace charging for these high-performance, high-tech vehicles. What do property owners and managers need to know about EV charging at your buildings? What are the technical and business issues? How does EV charging fit into our sustainability programs? Join this energizing conversation as experts Paul Wessel and Laura Longsworth discuss the ins and outs of EV charging stations.

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Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
November 01, 2012
Seminar Objectives
  • What is an EV charging station and what are the options in the marketplace?
  • The upsides and downsides of installing EV chargers.
  • What are the costs and who pays?
  • The economics: subsidies, financing, charging for charging.
  • How to decide whether it's the right choice for your property.
  • Communication strategies with your tenants.
The Essentials of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Paul Wessel is the Executive Director of the Green Parking Council, a national 501(c)(3) organization developing and dispersing green parking practices through certification and credentialing programs, open-sourced standards, professional leadership and educational development and training. GPC works at the intersection of parking, green building, clean technology, renewable energy, smart grid infrastructure, urban planning and sustainable mobility. Wessel previously served as the Director of Traffic and Parking for the City of New Haven as well as a board member of the New Haven Parking Authority and the Greater New Haven Transit District. Under his leadership, the City introduced new electric vehicle shuttle buses, upgraded parking enforcement and meter technology and dramatically increased parking revenue. He currently sits on the board of the Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition. He holds a M.S. in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from New School University and a B.A. in History from Wesleyan University.


Laura Longsworth is the Vice President of Parking Operations for Brookfield Properties. In her role, Laura has furthered Brookfield Properties commitment to sustainability, environmental friendliness and technological advancement for the company’s parking operations. Combined with her 12 year tenure with Brookfield, Laura has over 20 years of parking industry experience.

Laura’s focus on parking at Brookfield is geared towards creating first class parking environments that serve as positive amenities to the property with a focus on customer service, safety, marketing and cash management.

She is a Certified Parking Facility Manager (CPFM), and an active member of both the National Parking Association and The International Parking Institute and a Board Member of the Green Parking Council.

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Continuing Professional Development Credit: 1.00
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Continuing Education Hours: 1.00
CMCP: 1.00
BOMA Member Price:$39.00
Non-Member Price:$69.00