MIAMI—Nobody likes higher gas prices—especially commuters—butone Downtown Miami office building is doing its best to help easethe pain at the pump for its tenants. Brickell Bay Office Tower isoffering charging stations for electronic vehicles.

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Brickell Bay Office Tower is installing the Blink electriccharging station. Tenants and guests can tap into what you mightcall “workplace charging" at the 32-story, class A office buildingin Miami's Brickell Financial District.

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Christian Driussi, vice president of BrickellBay Office Tower, says the building owner's recognize that “plug-inelectric and hybrid cars are becoming more and more popular” andwanted to add the convenience of electric vehicle charging to itstenants. He also promised to continue exploring ways to "keep thebuilding up to date with the latest technology and use energy moreefficiently” and help tenants save money.

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Brickell Bay Office Tower is installing a240 volt/30amp chargingstation in the building's 750-space parking garage. The chargingstation will offer level two charging capabilities at an averagecost of approximately $1 per hour for Blink members and $2 per hourfor guests. Blink memberships are not required for vehiclecharging.

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With the Blink station, Brickell Bay Office Tower moves one stepcloser to winning LEED certification. Other recent moves towardthat status include the installation of new magnetic chillers,which are driving 30 percent in energy cost savings. Buildingowners have also made improvement to the elevators, driving downpower consumption and transporting people more quickly.

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