- JLL is partnering with Qmerit Solutions to accelerate electric vehicle charging station installations across its U.S. properties, Qmerit said in an Oct. 3 news release.
- Through the partnership, JLL and its client companies will gain access to Qmerit’s commercial assessment platform and national network of certified EV charging installation electricians.
- Qmerit President Tom Bowen said in an email that its on-site assessments and technician network will bolster JLL’s EV infrastructure services to include consulting and installation.
Almost 12.9 million charging ports will need to be installed to support around 26.4 million electric vehicles projected to be on U.S. roads by 2030, according to estimates from the Edison Electric Institute. The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory predicts the need will be even greater. In its report, the federally funded lab estimates that 26.8 million Level 1 and Level 2 EV charging ports will be needed in workplaces, multifamily properties and single-family homes by 2030.
Against the backdrop of this demand growth and a push to benchmark and reduce energy use, property owners and operators are increasingly looking to integrate EV chargers into their properties. These include owners like Simon Property Group and Essex Property Trust, which have installed over 1,200 and 550 charging stations, respectively, as well as facilities service firms like JLL and CBRE, which are creating service lines to meet this need.
JLL’s EV charging solution aims to help clients with their electrification goals and provide operators with a way to facilitate commercial EV charging in their operations. By partnering with Qmerit, the global real estate services firm intends to provide facilities managers with access to property assessment and installation services, the companies said in the news release.
Bowen said in his email that JLL has been seeking to broaden its services to include both consulting and installation services for EV charging infrastructure, and the partnership will make that possible.
“By partnering with Qmerit, JLL can efficiently gather site information that will lead to either firm proposals to install chargers, or recommendations on how to manage electrical load while exploring charging solutions,” he said. “JLL can expand its support for existing customers and grow its base of customers by offering this extremely timely solution for commercial building tenants.”
Qmerit provides commercial digital assessments, reviews of documents to determine the best local contractors, modifications of project proposals and installations of chargers through its network of certified commercial contractors, Bowen said. It also provides quality assurance services to ensure safe and effective installations as well as warranty administration and ongoing maintenance, he said.
The partnership with Qmerit will support JLL’s customers through the infrastructure considerations of EV investments, helping clients find vendors and technologies that best align with their operations, sustainability initiatives and broader business objectives, JLL said in the release.