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3 Electrical Considerations for Large-Scale Commercial Renovations


Is a large-scale commercial renovation on your horizon? Our team wants to make sure you have the tools and information you need to make the right decisions for your project. From incorporating energy efficiency into your building’s design to choosing a certified and reliable electrical partner for your project, IBEW NECA 665 is here to assist you.


Check out the tips below to consider for your large-scale commercial renovation.



1. Incorporate Energy Efficiency into the Building Design

About 20% of all the energy we use in the U.S. 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, from top to bottom. 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 665 is fully equipped to install energy efficient systems on your next project.



2. Prioritize Health and Safety

Sadly, lives are 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 665 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 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. Make Proactive Security Investments

Making sure your building’s security is as up to date as possible will lead to better protection for you, your business, your employees and your clients. No matter your building type, securing your property must be proactive rather than reactive.


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 665 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.



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