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Archive for June, 2018

ASHRAE 170 Pressure Room Pressurization

Certain rooms in a healthcare building should be correctly pressurized with respect to surrounding areas. If rooms are not properly pressurized, an imbalance may exist between the supply and exhaust rates for the room. The following are examples of positively pressurized rooms:

  • Operating Rooms
  • Delivery Rooms
  • Trauma Rooms
  • Laser Eye Rooms
  • Pharmacy
  • Surgical Supply Clean Workrooms and Sterile Storage

 

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Tags: Healthcare, Mechanical

Reducing Building Energy Consumption in Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB)

Atlanta has adopted a comprehensive policy to significantly reduce energy use in commercial buildings. McKenney’s, Inc., the Southeast’s most trusted name in facility construction, operation and maintenance, is working closely with building owners and operators to help them meet the new standards set by the Energy Efficiency Ordinance.  

 

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Tags: Energy Services

Foundation to Smart Buildings

There isn’t one distinct thing a building can change to become “smart”. Buildings and its occupants are unique and require a unique approach. I’ll share with  you foundations of upgrading from a modern building to becoming a smart building.

 

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Security, Technology

City of Atlanta Energy Savings Performance Contract – City Hall

As part of the city led ESPC (Energy Savings Performance Contracting) program McKenney’s has been performing energy renovations at the historic Atlanta city hall building. 

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Tags: Building Performance Solutions, Energy Services

HVAC Systems in Data Centers

Cooling is a constant concern of data centers and server rooms. It is required to keep critical equipment within a safe temperature range 24 hours a day. The large demand for cooling means that incremental efficiency improvements add up quickly.

 

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Data Centers, Energy Services, HVAC