Veris Residential Inc. joined forces with Miami Beach-based Blink Charging Co. to deploy 24 EV charging ports at the newly built, sustainability focused Haus25 luxury apartment building in Jersey City.
The 56-story tower, located at 25 Christopher Columbus Drive, kicked off its official leasing program in April. As NJBIZ reported, it’s the first property the former Mack-Cali Realty Corp. launched since it rebranded as Veris.
“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, Veris’ senior vice president, head of sustainability and ESG, said in a Sept. 12 statement.
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“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,” Cusmano added.
Blink installed 12 IQ 200 dual chargers at Haus25, providing 24 charging ports for residents and visitors. Each charging station provides about 65 miles of charge per hour and is compatible with any battery-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle.
Energy consultant INF Associates worked with Blink and Veris on the installation of the EV chargers and obtained incentives for Veris through PSE&G’s Clean Energy Future – Electric Vehicle (EV) Program and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities MUD grants.
“Most EV drivers want to be able to charge their EV’s where they live and Veris Residential is helping them do just that,” said Brendan Jones, Blink president, adding that the company hopes to work with Veris to bring more EV charging stations to more of its sites.
Additional sustainable amenities featured at Haus25, which was built to meet LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, 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;
- energy-efficient power units that convert natural gas into electricity and heat while also providing on-site generation;
- enhanced indoor air quality measures (the building also is smoke free);
- more than 37,000 square feet of garden and outdoor spaces;
- and resident access to Logical Buildings’ app, which shares real-time energy usage and carbon footprint data to improve efficiency.