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Archive for February, 2016

A Job for the History Books

A-Job-for-the-History-BooksMcKenney’s installed a complete HVAC System for a tenant in a 1920’s era building with plans to be on the National Register of Historic Places. (more…)

Tags: Project Highlights

Can a facility operator like, follow and connect with their building?

Syst_Int_Controls-3The Internet of Things has provided the opportunity for facility managers to access building-automation data outside of the control room. Remote access to this information is creating a type of social media for buildings where communication can take place between building equipment and operators 24/7.

Take a look at this article written by our very own Leroy Walden to learn more.

Tags: Systems Integration & Controls

McKenney’s Cold Stress Prevention

Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures may cause serious health problems such as trench foot, frostbite and hypothermia. In extreme cases, including cold water immersion, exposure can lead to death. Danger signs include uncontrolled shivering, slurred speech, clumsy movements, fatigue and confused behavior. (more…)

Tags: Safety

Moving from building benchmarking to building projects

EnergywithwordsMany building owners track their building energy usage, and benchmark it against the Energy Star database of commercial buildings through Energy Star Portfolio Manager. If you are not currently doing this, please check our previous blog post here (note: benchmarking is required in the City of Atlanta).

At the end of the process, you end up with an Energy Star score 74/100, maybe an EUI (72), or perhaps a total utility spend of about $645,000 a year.

Often, the next questions are something like, “So what? What do I do with this?”

We would like to help you take these questions, and build actual projects that provide a clear path forward to better operations and lower utility costs. (more…)

Tags: Energy Services

Schedule Control = Safety, Quality, and Production

shutterstock_Generic data center_1441097Last year we focused on all of the difficult decisions and options that go into designing and operating your data center. Now we are going to shift our attention to everything having to do with planning for and building a data center. (more…)

Tags: Data Centers