ICC to implement new building standards for new homes


Beginning this month, the International Code Council will implement some new building standards for new homes.

The building standards organization, which sets voluntary guidelines for new homes, has approved a provision that will make all new homes built in the united states “EV Ready.” Homes are typically equipped with wiring for only a few 240 watt outlets in the garage.That’s only enough power to handle a washer and dryer.

The ICC says new research shows by 2030, the U.S. will need 9.6 million new electric vehicle charging ports. A large percentage of those, 80%, will be in single and multi-family residential buildings.

The new voluntary guidelines will call for installing panels, outlets and conduits that can charge at least one full size electric vehicle in a garage overnight.

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