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Matt Norman
About Matt_Norman: Matt Norman is the director of Energy Services at McKenney’s and is responsible for our energy-related management, engineering and commissioning teams. He regularly consults with building owners and managers who are seeking measurable energy efficiency gains through equipment right-sizing and advance system controls. Along with other notable projects, Matt’s portfolio includes the Duke Energy Center—the first-ever LEED® Platinum-certified commercial office building under the LEED Core & Shell rating system.

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Conserving Energy One Step at a Time

captureMcKenney’s implemented a wide range of energy-saving initiatives for building operating systems at T3 Labs in Atlanta, Georgia. (more…)

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Is It Magic?

Commissioning

Do you know what the ultimate focus of commissioning is or should be on your project? Depending on your role in a project, you will certainly have wide variety of answers to this question – but if it is done correctly a facility owner or operator will know exactly what the effort produces for their facility and its occupants.

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Validating Energy Savings

rsz_cobb_galleria_centre_007_-_exterior_-_vertical_entrance_and_road_-_phMcKenney’s assessed, repaired and upgraded mechanical equipment and controls at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. (more…)

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Where does it end?

CommissioningIn the past I have discussed in great detail the “process” of commissioning and how commissioning is applied into construction projects.  I have also discussed the transition to operational stability as a building or facility becomes occupied and fully functional in its intended use.  So when does the commissioning process actually end? (more…)

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Condenser Water Temperature: “What is your strategy?”

Energy ServicesWe are in the midst of summer here in Atlanta and our air conditioning systems are working hard to keep us comfortable.  Operating a chilled water system in larger facilities can be a challenging thing.  Understanding what your largest energy consumer in your system wants can be the key to operating these systems as efficiently as possible.  As is the case with any system, there is a balance that must be found to truly optimize performance.  There is not one answer…you need to understand what you have and have a strategy.

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