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Archive for December, 2015

Winter Is Coming! Is Your Building Ready?

EnergywithwordsProper building pressure is essential for your buildings as it can affect many different areas, including security, indoor air quality, structural health, occupants’ comfort, energy conservation and freeze prevention. Whether it’s over- or under-pressurization, this can be costly in terms of energy and disruptions for occupants and building managers alike.

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Tags: Energy Services, Tips & Tricks

Building Out a Server Room: the Pros and Cons when Choosing Your Cooling System

datacenters4Converting a room to white space can be problematic. Regardless of size, it is a significant investment for the present and future. Your excitement for the possibilities often turns to stress when faced with all of the decisions on how your space will operate. From fiber management, to electrical redundancy, and even HVAC design, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. To help with this, we are providing different options for you to consider. (more…)

Tags: Data Centers

The Commissioning Technician: Roles and Responsibilities—Part 2

As discussed in our previous blog post The Commissioning Technician: Roles and Responsibilities—Part 1, our most valuable resource in the Commissioning group is the Commissioning Technician. From mechanical equipment start up to owners training, our technicians are heavily involved in ensuring quality and customer satisfaction. This week we will discuss the technician’s responsibilities at the end of the project including functional performance testing and owners training.

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Tags: Commissioning

Using Safety Metrics to Identify Opportunities for LEAN

LEANInjuries, unsafe actions and dangerous conditions are always a top concern for McKenney’s. However, they are not just safety related. They are often indicators of inefficiency and waste in our operations and processes, created when an employee is doing something that is not part of their standard work, they are rushing, or their environment is unfamiliar or changes unexpectedly.

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Tags: LEAN

Congratulations, Leroy Walden, Newly Elected President of the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance

shutterstock_158861330The InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, an international alliance of independent building automation contractors, has elected new leadership, including McKenney’s own Vice President of Automation & Control Solutions Leroy Walden as the new president.

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Corporate, News