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The City of Los Angeles has announced its amendments to its previous code, the 2020 Los Angeles Green Building Code. The 2023 LA GBC provides increased requirements for electric vehicle parking. No other amendments have been identified yet.

(Note: these requirements are separate from their 2022 Energy Code amendments requiring all new construction to be all-electric, except for ADUs using existing gas systems from the primary dwelling and nonresidential F and L occupancies as well as cooking equipment within kitchens in public use areas, such as restaurants, etc. However, all exceptions must include pre-wire for future electric appliances.)

Summary of Amendments

For new parking in the following building types:

New multifamily developments with <20 units; and hotels/motels with <20 sleeping units/guest rooms (Chapter 4)

    • 30% EV Capable
    • 25% EV Ready

New multifamily developments with >=20 units; and hotels/motels with >=20 sleeping units/guest rooms (Chapter 4)

    • 30% EV Capable
    • 25% EV Ready
    • 10% EV Chargers

4.106.4.2.5 – Electric Vehicle Ready Space Signage:
EV-ready spaces shall be identified by signage or pavement markings, in compliance with Caltrans Traffic Operations Policy Directive 13-01 (Zero Emission Vehicle Signs and Pavement Markings) or its successor(s).

Nonresidential developments (Chapter 5)

    • 30% EV Capable
    • 20% EV Chargers

The use of Automated Load Management Systems (ALMS) and Direct Current Fast Chargers (DCFC) are permitted to reduce load capacity.

For help navigating these new LA Green Building Code updates, contact a VCA principal.

Moe Fakih, Principal
714-363-4700
mfakih@vca-green.com

Robyn Vettraino, Principal
714-363-4700
rvettraino@vca-green.com