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SEC. 99.05.106.  SITE DEVELOPMENT.
   (Amended by Ord. No. 184,692, Eff. 12/30/16.)
 
99.05.106.5.3.  Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging [N].  Construction shall comply with LAMC Paragraphs 99.05.106.5.3 through 99.05.106.5.3.3 and CALGreen Sections 5.106.5.3.4 and 5.106.5.3.5 to facilitate the installation of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).  When EVSEs is/are installed, it shall be in accordance with the Los Angeles Building Code, the Los Angeles Electrical Code and as follows:  (Amended by Ord. No. 185,198, Eff. 11/22/17.)
 
99.05.106.5.3.1.  Single EV Charging Space Requirements [N].  (Amended by Ord. No. 186,485, Eff. 1/28/20.)  When only a single charging space is required, a raceway is required to be installed at the time of construction and shall be installed in accordance with the Los Angeles Electrical Code.  Construction plans and specifications shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
   1.   The type and location of the EVSE.
 
   2.   A listed raceway capable of accommodating a 208/240 volt dedicated branch circuit.
 
   3.   The raceway shall not be less than trade size 1".
 
   4.   The raceway shall originate at a service panel or a subpanel serving the area, and shall terminate in close proximity to the proposed location of the charging equipment and into a listed suitable cabinet, box, enclosure or equivalent.
 
   5.   The service panel or subpanel shall have sufficient capacity to accommodate a minimum 40 ampere dedicated branch circuit for the future installation of the EVSE.
 
99.05.106.5.3.2.  Multiple EV Charging Space Requirements [N].  (Amended by Ord. No. 186,485, Eff. 1/28/20.)  When multiple charging spaces are required, raceway(s) is/are required to be installed at the time of construction and shall be installed in accordance with the Los Angeles Electrical Code.  Construction plans and specifications shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
   1.   The type and location of the EVSE.
 
   2.   The raceway shall originate at a service panel or a subpanel(s) serving the area, and shall terminate in close proximity to the proposed location of the charging equipment and into a listed suitable cabinet(s), box(es), enclosure(s) or equivalent.
 
   3.   Plan design shall be based upon 40 ampere minimum branch circuits.
 
   4.   Electrical calculations shall substantiate the design of the electrical system, to include the rating of equipment and any on-site distribution transformers and have sufficient capacity to simultaneously charge all required EVs at its full rated amperage, unless otherwise permitted by the Los Angeles Electrical Code.
 
   5.   The service panel or subpanel(s) shall have sufficient capacity to accommodate the required number of dedicated branch circuit(s) for the future installation of the EVSE.
 
99.05.106.5.3.3.  EV Charging Spaces and EV Charging Station Calculations [N].  (Amended by Ord. No. 186,485, Eff. 1/28/20.)  The number of required EV spaces shall be 30% of the total number of parking spaces provided, but in no case less than one space, for all types of parking facilities.  Calculations for the required number of EV spaces shall be rounded up to the nearest whole number.
 
   EXCEPTIONS:  On a case-by-case basis where the local enforcing agency has determined EV charging and infrastructure is not feasible based upon one or more of the following conditions:
 
   1.   Where there is insufficient electrical supply.
 
   2.   Where there is evidence suitable to the local enforcing agency substantiating that additional local utility infrastructure design requirements, directly related to the implementation of LAMC Subdivision 99.05.106.5.3, may adversely impact the construction cost of the project.
 
   Tables 5.106.5.2 and 106.5.3.3 of the California Green Building Standards Code, Title 24, Part 11 are not adopted.
 
99.05.106.5.3.6. Number of Required Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.  (Added by Ord. No. 186,485, Eff. 1/28/20.)  The number of electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) shall be 10% of the total number of parking spaces provided for all new nonresidential buildings.  Calculations for the number of required EVCS shall be rounded up to the nearest whole number.  The number of EVCS can be counted towards the total number of EV spaces required for the building per Section 99.05.106.5.3.3.
 
99.05.106.11.  Hardscape Alternatives [N].  (Amended by Ord. No. 186,488, Eff. 12/27/19.)  Use one or a combination of strategies below for 50% of site hardscape.
 
   1.   Provide shade (mature within 15 years of occupancy);
 
   2.   Use light colored materials with an initial solar reflectance value of at least .30 as determined in accordance with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards E 1918 or C 1549;
 
   3.   Use open-grid pavement system or pervious or permeable pavement system; or
 
   4.   Use solar panel arrays to create a canopy shade system.