Electricians in Los Angeles face a different professional landscape today than their predecessors. New technologies, state energy efficiency standards, the advancement of renewable energy sources and the boom in the range of electrical devices that have become commonplace in today’s homes and businesses (as well as the demands they place on electrical systems) require expanding areas of expertise and skill.
Client Expectations and Demands
Commercial clients increasingly want their systems for power, climate, lighting, voice and data and fire to be combined into a seamlessly integrated infrastructure to get the most out of energy efficiency and return on investment. Even residential customers, especially those at the high end of the market, are looking to implement smart home technologies to help their households run more efficiently while also maximizing comfort.
Electrical contractors and electricians in Los Angeles play an increasingly important role as commercial and residential clients look to them for recommendations, design, installation and maintenance of turnkey solutions to minimize energy use, maximize electrical system efficiency and understand and help meet the standards for special building certifications, incentives or credits at the local, state and federal levels.
Working with Architects and Developers
In new construction, renovation, commercial build-out and service upgrades, it’s not unusual for electrical contractors and electricians in Los Angeles to work with architects, developers and general contractors in the design phase of their projects to provide smoother communication and implementation all electrical service.
Electrical contractors who have the skills to approach projects from the general contractor viewpoint, including scheduling, assessing and responding to client feedback, drafting effective electrical drawings, handling the submittal process, accurately scheduling installation and managing closeout inspections, are strategically placed in today’s highly competitive marketplace. Those who can offer end-to-end electrical services to provide commercial and residential customers with forward-thinking turnkey solutions for strategic energy management will be the most in demand.
The Importance of Energy Efficiency
Today’s electricians in Los Angeles face unprecedented levels of awareness of and desire for green energy. Driven by a desire for lower energy costs, government regulations and concern for the environment, clients are looking for electricians in Los Angeles who can help them control energy consumption and realize cost savings.
Electrical contractors and electricians use a variety of tangible strategies to help their clients achieve these goals, including:
- Selecting and installing energy-efficient materials
- Using wiring and electrical devices containing recycled content
- Incorporating emerging technologies
- Using UL and IC rated fixtures
- Using Energy Star rated equipment and appliances
- Assisting with energy modeling
- Analyzing energy usage in re-designs and renovations
- Recycling old materials
- Capitalizing on available energy rebates and incentives
- Meeting standards for LEED credits and other state regulations
Tri Star Electric: Electrical Contractors for the Modern Age
Tri Star Electric is a Los Angeles-based firm of licensed electrical contractors, which has taken a forward-thinking approach since it started in business 40 years ago (the company was one of the first to incorporate telecommunication and wireless connectivity when the technology was still in its infancy). With offices in California and New York City, we handle both commercial and high-end residential projects, including new construction, commercial renovations, commercial build-outs and tenant improvements.
Call (646) 235-9129 or email joe@tristarelectricCA.com today to learn more about putting our leading-edge electrical services, unparalleled expertise and stellar customer service to work for your next project.