Washington, DC

Installed new lighting, lighting control, daylight harvesting, panel boards, and fire alarm system in this LEED platinum project.

  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • Sidwell Friends School
  • 901 E. Street, NW in Washington, DC
  • Service Employees International Union
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • The Tower Companies
NATELCO Builds Green
NATELCO invests heavily in Green Building Practices.
Green building. Environmentally conscious. Socially responsible. Reducing the carbon footprint.

These are buzz words and phrases in today’s construction industry, and for some companies, they represent the means to be recognized as a cutting-edge leader in the industry. For NATELCO Corporation, its commitment to green building has nothing to do with elevating its image. Instead, it’s a means to expand its capabilities and services and meet the needs of current and potential customers - while at the same time making a difference in the community.

As a NATELCO President of Construction, Gary Cooke says, "Construction can have a substantial impact on the environment. Why not make that impact a positive one and one with value for today and well into the future?"

Based on an increased demand for electrical contracting services that complied with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) certification standards, NATELCO designated "green building" as one of its key business initiatives. Today, NATELCO is proud to employ Green Advantage-accredited team members, to invest in the continual training and education of its team on green building, and to be a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Here are a few explanations for what green building means to the electrical industry/how it is exhibited in the field:

  • Efficient use of resources to reduce energy waste, slash energy costs, and increase savings and comfort.
  • Reusing and recycling as much material as possible during both the demolition and construction phases of the project.
  • Using only the most energy-efficient lamps and ballasts.
  • Daylight harvesting – using light-level sensors that measure the amount of sunlight coming into a space and dim the light fixtures accordingly to maintain a suitable level of light in the space. Allows light fixtures to use less energy when daylight is available.
  • Use of occupancy sensors that turn lights on when they sense movement in the space and off when there is no movement. The occupancy sensors also work to control the heating and cooling of a space based on the same concept as the lighting.

Whether preservation of natural resources, increased energy-efficiency, or cost-savings is the motivation for a company’s choice to "build green", NATELCO looks forward to being a partner in that process. And to whatever degree of LEED-certification standards or green building a company wishes to build, NATELCO has the experience and team to handle the job. In fact, because of its green building expertise, NATELCO has served as a consultant in the design phase on several green projects. NATELCO’s capabilities include services on large and small renovation, retrofit, and new construction green building projects.

For more information on NATELCO and its green building efforts, call
(301) 350-1325 or email