Recently, BOMA passed new policy positions on electric vehicle charging stations and electronic cigarettes during the association’s Winter Business Meeting in Washington, D.C.
The new policy positions include:
Electric vehicle charging stations
BOMA International fully supports energy-efficient alternatives in transportation. With a growing number of electric vehicles on the road, a marketplace need is developing for EV charging stations. BOMA supports the rights of property owners to decide whether or not to install EV charging stations at parking facilities and opposes any mandates for the provision of EV charging stations or “EV-ready” infrastructure. BOMA believes the free market will meet the growing demand.
BOMA International supports the rights of building owners to establish appropriate policies and procedures, subject to prevailing federal, state and local laws. Until such time as there is generally accepted evidence (as determined by a recognized federal, state, or local agency) regarding the public health effects of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), e-cigarettes should be treated similarly to conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products.
“BOMA’s new policy position on electric vehicle charging stations is a clear recognition of the growth of fuel-efficient and alternative fuel transportation trends, as well as our support of a buildings owner’s right to decide if EV charging stations are suitable for their building,” said BOMA International Chair Rich Greninger, managing director with Carr Properties.
“BOMA’s new policy position on electronic cigarettes supports building owners in their right to determine policy subject to current and applicable laws. The health and safety of building tenants and occupants is the top priority on this issue, and owners have both the right and duty to take all measures necessary to protect those individuals.”
-Submitted by BOMA San Diego.