Guide to Electric Vehicle Charging in Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBS)

The Guide provides a detailed look at the specific processes and considerations for installing electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs). Based on extensive consultation with experts working to support EV charging solutions in MURBs, the Guide provides a step-by-step approach to installation as well as potential strategies for streamlining the process. With this Guide, finding common ground for discussions between electrical contractors, engineering firms, EVSE providers or EV advisors, and the condo boards, strata councils or property managers looking to install EV charging stations is easier than ever.

Around one-third of Canadians currently live in an apartment or condominium. In some large urban centres, more residents live in MURBs than in single-detached houses. The Guide helps address the unique challenges of EV charging for potential EV owners living in these buildings, providing a better understanding of how to effectively navigate the often complex process of installing the necessary infrastructure.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of holistic transportation strategies and a need to further support technologies capable of helping Canada meet its climate commitments and emissions-reduction targets. Now more than ever, ensuring that all Canadians, regardless of where they live, have an opportunity for convenient access to charging at home is necessary to realize the environmental and social benefits provided by EV technologies.

Click the report cover at right to download the full report – or find accessible versions in both English and French here, courtesy of Natural Resources Canada.