This is pretty exciting.

Not 5 days ago, eco+historical featured a post on a Garage for the Future where we talked about planning chargers for electric cars into your garage remodels or additions.

We mentioned that we had already done that when we did our major Green rehab of the 1902 Colonial Revival Cottage at 173 Downey Street.

Well now it’s going to be the law of the land.

According to an article in this Monday’s NY Times, Cities Prepare for Life With the Electric Car, an upcoming version of San Francisco’s Building Code will require the addition of wiring for electric car chargers.

Well I’m not one to toot my own horn, but…

Honk Honk!

We couldn’t agree more with San Francisco’s Department of Building Inspection.  In fact, they can see the implications of Electric Car planning for residential design…by visiting our project at 173 Downey.  (But come soon…it’s in contract!)

Chances are that the building code changes are likely to be limited to commercial and multi-unit residential properties versus single family homes, but the trend is undeniable.  Over the next one or two decades, cars will trend more and more towards electric drive systems since, unlike oil and gasoline, there are renewable sources for electricity and many are non-polluting.

It’s just a matter of time…and that time is coming.

For us here at eco+historical, we’re done speculating about the future.  We’re taking the ball and (all credit to the New Orleans Saints for this metaphor,) leading the charge.