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Large-Scale Commercial Renovations: 3 Electrical Considerations

Our team can assist you with the tools and information to make the right decisions for your next large-scale commercial renovation. During every step, from incorporating energy efficiency into your building’s design to choosing a certified and reliable electrical partner for your project, IBEW NECA 252 is here to assist you.

Here are some important items to consider for your large-scale commercial renovation.

1. Energy Efficiency in the Building Design

The importance of energy efficiency cannot be overstated. Did you know that in the U.S. about 20% of all the energy we use goes to power commercial buildings, such as schools and offices? Today’s energy-saving buildings are built with an innovative approach to construction known as "whole-building design." The whole-building approach involves all of the parts of the building being designed and built to work together as a complete system. By adopting this approach, buildings can be up to 70% more efficient than conventional commercial buildings.

Energy efficiency options for your building include installing solar panels, making sure your installation is high quality, installing green air filtration systems, and more. By utilizing solar power and other energy efficient models, you can reduce your building’s energy bill and increase the overall building efficiency.

IBEW NECA 252 is fully equipped to install energy efficient systems on your next project.

2. Prioritize Health and Safety

Lives can be lost and businesses ruined from fires created by improper electrical work. The health and safety of our customers is our top priority, which is why every NECA contractor and IBEW 252 electrician follows strict safety guidelines, as established by electrical codes, regulations, and contractor/union agreements. Comprehensive safety manuals and training are standard on every jobsite, guaranteeing both superior quality and worker safety.

The union apprentice program guarantees that apprentices successfully complete more than 40 hours of safety training, including 30 hours of federally approved training, just within the first year of apprenticeship. If a nonunion contractor doesn’t participate in a registered apprenticeship program, they can’t make that guarantee.

3. Invest in Security

No matter your building type, securing your property must be proactive rather than reactive. Up-to-date security leads to better protection for you, your business, your employees and your clients.

Safety and security is greatly enhanced by installing adequate lighting in areas such as parking lots, break areas, stairwells and dark hallways. Consider external motion activated lights and internal lights that make your building look occupied at all times. If your building requires enhanced security, a closed circuit TV system for security cameras is an effective tool for monitoring. Security cameras are tools for recording all activity in your building, and they serve as deterrents and contribute to creating a safe environment for your facility.

Our IBEW NECA 252 team is dedicated to the safety and security of our customers. That’s why we are experts in security network installations, including motion sensor lights and security cameras.

Call our Washtenaw County office at 734-424-0978 or our Jackson County office at 517-783-2533, email us or follow us on Facebook for more information about the services our team provides.


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