WCA BLUEPRINT partner building infrastructure for a greener Westchester
Infrastructure is more than paving roads and building bridges. It includes energy, technology and transportation—and Reckson/SL Green is proactively addressing all three of these issues with the installation of new electronic vehicle (EV) charging stations at 17 suburban commercial office properties...
The cutting-edge stations are installed at Reckson/SL Green properties in Fairfield and Westchester counties, including 360 Hamilton Avenue, 140/150 Grand Street in White Plains, and 100, 200 and 500 Summit Lake Drive in Valhalla, the Westchester Business Journal recently reported. The company is offering this service as part of its ongoing sustainability program.
But Reckson isn’t just offering an amenity to its tenants; the company is taking a leadership role in building infrastructure for a potential growth in demand for high efficiency vehicles in Westchester, according to Marissa Brett, executive director for the WCA’s BLUEPRINT initiative.
“The addition of the plug-in stations allows workers in their buildings to commute efficiently and easily using electricity; it also encourages a “greener” lifestyle,” said Brett. “As a BLUEPRINT investor, Reckson supports the idea of creating healthy environments to make Westchester an even more attractive place to Work. Live. Play. That’s the kind of thinking we need to spur economic development and growth here.”
Reckson selected ChargePoint—the largest network of charging stations in the world—to provide the service, which will benefit tenants who own all-electric cars as well as plug-in hybrids, which combine battery and gas-powered technology.
While we don’t have statistics on how many EVs have been sold in Westchester, the industry reports 150,000 have been sold in the United States through October 2013. The WCA applauds Reckon’s initiative in making the use of plug-in cars more convenient, and acceptable.