Charging Stations, University of North Texas|
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle #311277, Denton, Texas 76203-5017
Location: University of North Texas
Construction Period: Feb 2012 to May 2013
Foundation: Concrete pad.
In its efforts to remain a strong leader in sustainability, the
University of North Texas completed the purchase, construction, and
installation of six Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in May 2013.
The project was made possible in part by the EV Project, a partnership
between ECOtality and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to promote the
installation of EV stations throughout the country. Officially begun in
October 2009, the EV Project is supported by approximately $115 million
in DOE funding as well as over $100 million in partner matching funds.
For UNT, the installation of the six charging stations was funded
through a $13,500 grant from ECOtality as well as $28,499.07 from UNT,s
We Mean Green Fund - a $5 per long-semester student fee utilized to fund
sustainability projects on campus. Inspiration for the project came in
February 2012 when former undergraduate student Matthew McCallum and UNT
staff member Brad Holt submitted the project to the We Mean Green Fund
Committee to fund infrastructure for electric vehicles and promote
alternative transit options on campus.
ECOtality manages three businesses dedicated to electric transportation
technologies to include Blink, Minit-Charger, and ETEC Labs. The Blink
pedestal charging stations are a popular EV station that can be found in
the parking lots of universities, parks, corporate offices, large and
small businesses, and government buildings across the country. UNT's EV
stations can be found in three locations across the campus with two
charging units at each location. Each location allows for handicap
accessibility and was selected to provide optimum access to UNT's main
campus and are available to faculty, staff, students, and the general
public. Rates for the charging station include $2.00 an hour for guests
and $1.00 an hour for those with a Blink membership.
The construction work was managed and completed by UNT's Facility
As a signatory of the American College & University President's Climate
Commitment, and a member of the Association for the Advancement of
Sustainability in Higher Education, UNT's EV charging station project is
part of a greater initiative on campus to encourage the adoption of
efficient technology and sustainable behaviors.
Vehicle Charging Station: Blink