Veris Residential‘s latest Jersey City property, Haus25, now offers the fastest Level 2 AC charging stations available, designed to meet the environmentally conscious lifestyle preferences of its residents.
Veris said it partnered with Miami-based Blink Charging Co. to offer 12 Blink IQ 200 dual chargers, providing 24 charging ports for residents and visitors of the complex located at 25 Christopher Columbus Drive in Jersey City.
“Most EV drivers want to be able to charge their EVs where they live, and Veris Residential is helping them do just that,” Brendan Jones, president at Blink Charging, stated. “We are honored to work with Veris Residential to provide a valuable service to their residents and look forward to our continued relationship with them to bring more EV charging stations to other Veris Residential sites.”
By partnering with Blink to provide Haus25 residents with access to EV charging ports, Veris Residential is supporting its mission of being a responsible, sustainable, inclusive and equitable member of the built environment.
“Veris Residential is thrilled to cooperate with Blink, an innovative provider of fast and effective EV charging solutions, as we continue to redefine environmentally-friendly living,” Karen Cusmano, senior vice president, head of sustainability and ESG at Veris Residential, said. “As the first U.S. real estate company to sign the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative and commit to installing EV charging across our portfolio by 2030, partnering with Blink to bring these stations to Haus25 takes us one step closer to achieving our goal of increasing EV charging capacity for our residents.”
While studies have shown that up to 85% of EV charging happens at home, to date, a limited number of apartments and condominiums have offered such access to their residents. In light of the potential of providing EV charging to the estimated 80 million Americans currently living in multiunit buildings, Blink is seeking to meet a need desired by EV drivers while helping to move the U.S. forward in its decarbonization goals.
Blink said its IQ 200 model is the fastest Level 2 AC charging station available. It produces 80 amps of output that provide approximately 65 miles of charge per hour and is compatible with any battery-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle.
Additional sustainable amenities featured at Haus25 include: SOURCE hydropanels, which use solar technology to harness water in the air; WaterSense labeled fixtures, which maximize water flow efficiency; bioretention swales, to collect runoff water and percolate the soil; and energy efficient power units, which convert natural gas into electricity and heat while also providing on-site generation.
The building is also completely smoke-free, uses enhanced indoor air quality measures, offers more than 37,000 square feet of garden and outdoor spaces and provides residents with access to Logical Buildings’ app that shares real-time energy usage and carbon footprint data to improve efficiency.