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Association (NECA), and the                               is monitored for activity and light levels,
     International Brotherhood of Electrical                   and reliable backup power is available
     Workers Locals 440 and 477.    It’s                       in case of emergency via a battery
     funded through a private cooperative                      backup system,” Ispas said.
     effort between labor and management.
                                                                       He called the project an example
            Ispas added the ability to quickly                   of how technology can be integrated
     expand its workforce when needed has                      into an electrical system to allow the
     helped Daniel’s build a reputation of                     college to monitor and control its energy
     providing quality craftsmanship at local                  usage and make any changes needed
     school districts on any of their new or                   to run it as efficiently as possible.
     existing electrical needs.

            In the case of the Perris Union                    The progressive and green company,
                                                               founded in 1973, has a long list of public
     High School project, Daniel’s Electric                    projects it has completed with highly
     was tasked with helping build a new                       skilled union labor which Ispas called
     media arts center, a new satellite                        one of the strongest foundation blocks
     kitchen, and modernizing the locker                       the business is built on.
     room building,

            “The project has consisted                         But Daniel’s Electric has a few other
                                                               beliefs embedded in its foundation.  The
     of multiple phases of bidding and                         company’s website states that “With
     construction that have overlapping                        the right clients; dreams develop into
     timelines involving different engineers,”                 projects.  With the right employees;
     Ispas said.   “This complexity is                         projects take on a pride of ownership.
     something that requires us to keep                        With an eye on teamwork; a sustainable
     both projects engineer’s specific                         future is built.”
     requirements in mind as well as
     coordination with the various trades of
     both projects in a confined space -- all
     while school is still going on around the
     project site.”

            Ispas said he is also especially
     proud of the work Daniel’s Electric has
     done on the Mt. San Antonio College
     Business and Computer Technology
     complex in Walnut.   The project calls
     for an 87,000 square-foot complex
     comprised of three buildings including
     new technology-based classrooms,
     lab-based learning environments and
     a student-run restaurant.  It’s due to be
     completed this year.

            “These buildings are remarkable in
     that they are equipped with the latest in                             Grand Terrace High School
     today’s lighting controls.   Each circuit
     is monitored for its usage, each room
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