Skip to main content

It’s back in July 2018 that the property manager of the building for de la Commune (Phase 3) got in touch with Murbly to set up a charging strategy for the installation of EV chargers at the condo complex. Because of changes in the Board of Directors and a change in managers, the project could not officially start until June of 2019.

Fully aware of the technical challenge from the multi-storey parking garage, the  Board President wanted to make sure a charging strategy would be set up that suited their needs.

At the end of this process 5 Tesla Wall Connectors and 5 FLO G5s were installed.

Charging Solution

The electrical room, with the electricity meters for the 71 units, is located on the first floor of the parking lot. Because of this easy access the Level 2 chargers will be powered by electric vehicle energy management systems (EVEMS) as the chosen charging solution.

Installation Approach

Taking into consideration the configuration of the parking garages and wanting to avoid any complications due to the piercing, the board of directors opted for the Partial Global Approach.

An electrical contractor was hired as a consultant in July to develop a plan for the layout of the necessary elements for the EV chargers installation. 

Set Up

The complexity of installing EV chargers in this building was not only due to the three floors, but also to the configuration of this parking garage. Each floor is divided in two sections, either by the electrical room of the interior ramp for the cars. From the electrical room, it was then necessary to go to six places.

In order to find a way to make sure that every parking space could have access to an EV charger installation in the future, the consultant recommended to :

1) Make piercings of a certain diameter in strategic spots,

2) Install several pull boxes and

3) Install Cantrust Systems.

With these components in place, it would ensure that any further installation would not damage the building’s structure and would be done in uniformity.

Installation

Satisfied with the electrical contractor in his duty as a consultant, the board’s president commissioned him to carry out the EV chargers installation work.

The President also took the opportunity to organize an installation group, in which eight tenants took part. Ten EV chargers that were installed because owners with two parking spaces wanted one charger for each. All the work was completed in December. 

Moving forward, owners wishing to add Level 2 charging infrastructure can follow the details in the charging policy established by their complex.

Project Details

Work in the Electrical Room

Installation of pull boxes
Installation of plywood
Installation of cantrust
Piercings
Installation of eight EVEMS

Underground Parking EV Charging Installation Details (EVEMS and electrical room)
Pull boxes
Underground Parking EV Charging Installation Details (Wiring)
Cantrust

Work in the Garage

Installation of pull boxes
Installation of cantrust
Installation of the piping and cabling necessary for ten EV chargers

Underground Parking EV Charging Installation Details (Piping and wiring)
Pull box that allows the wires to exit from the electrical chamber.
Pull box allowing to cross the wall and go to the Level 2 parking.
Pull box allowing to cross the wall and go to the Level 2 parking.
Pull box allowing to cross the wall and go to the Level 3 parking.
Cantrust trail to go to the Level 3 parking.
Underground Parking EV Charging Installation Details (Piping and wiring)
Pull box allowing to cross the wall and go to the Level 2 parking.
Pull box allowing to cross the wall and go to the Level 3 parking.

Work in the Parking Spaces

Installation of 5 FLO G5 chargers
Installation of 5 Tesla chargers

Rebate

This project took advantage of the Roulez Vert  program established by the Quebec Government, through the section Borne de recharge en multilogement, offering up to 50% cost reimbursement.  

WATCH THE VIDEO: Learn About The Different Installation Contexts
Technical scenarios and electrical room set-ups commonly seen in multi-unit residential buildings, condos, and apartments.

 


Read the details of the second and third installation group.

Location

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Electrical Contractor