PowerForward DuPage believes that when you’re ready to go green, step into the light. We recognize that safe and reliable green electrical construction is critical for the nation’s energy future. The following energy solutions and practices can power forward buildings and communities with less waste and more efficiency: energy conservation, energy efficiency, and responsible energy production.
Going green is friendly to the environment and is more cost effective in the long run. Buildings account for almost half of all greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing these emissions requires that the design and construction of green buildings be planned accordingly. PowerForward DuPage contractors help individuals or businesses transform the design and construction of a building to be environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work.
Energy solutions will usually include energy conservation, energy efficiency, and energy production. Together, they form an integrated energy solution that allows buildings and communities to operate with greater efficiency and less energy waste.
Energy conservation uses less energy while allowing the individual to continue with everyday activities without interruption. Advanced controls on both the utility and the customer sides of the electric meter significantly help energy conservation.
For example, electrical systems that automatically adjust lighting and environmental controls as daylighting and occupancy change are called “energy management systems.” EMS helps reduce building operating and maintenance costs, as well as reducing energy waste.
Reducing the power and reducing a building’s environmental impact, is one of the first steps an owner can take to lessen building operating costs and lower a builidng’s environmental footprint. Energy efficiency also involves using more efficient materials and equipment to generate, transfer and use energy. Because conservation can only save so much; a systematic approach to cutting energy use is necessary to be truly green.
PowerForward DuPage contractors can perform an “energy audit” to determine how much power is being used and what systems are requiring the most. They can then offer a list of options for reducing power use or improving energy efficiency.
Alternative energy sources, like solar photovoltaic panels and distributed generation are best used when the technology and equipment necessary for alternative power is designed and installed correctly. Safety and performance considerations apply for powering a building using alternative energy sources in the same way they would for traditional electrical transmission and distribution.
Areas PowerForward DuPage electrical contractors and electricians are based: Addison, Aurora, Bartlett, Batavia, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Burr Ridge, Carol Stream, Chicago, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Glendale Heights, Glen Ellyn, Hanover Park, Hinsdale, Itasca, Lemont, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Roselle, Schaumburg, St. Charles, Villa Park, Warrenville, Wayne, West Chicago, Westmont, Wheaton, Willowbrook, Winfield, Wood Dale, Woodridge.