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The Cost of Building Neglect

Commercial building maintenance is an ongoing task. It may seem like a chore, but problems do not go away on their own. In fact, these issues will most likely worsen over time. Regular building maintenance and inspections enhance the performance of mechanical systems, minimize downtime, and reduce costs.

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Tags: Building Services, HVAC, Mechanical, Plumbing

Introducing McKenney’s buildingSENSE

Information is great. Knowledge is even better. Every facility has an abundance of information that can be gathered, analyzed and leveraged for more energy-efficient operations. But you need to know where to look for it and—more importantly—what to do with it.

 

McKenney’s buildingSENSE™ is a next generation facility intelligence platform that leverages data gathered by building control systems, enterprise platforms, asset management systems and other associated facility management applications.

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions

5 Reasons Now is the Wrong Time to Invest in AR

Beneficial uses for augmented reality (AR) in commercial and industrial settings are growing. AR hardware manufacturers and software developers continue to identify new applications for these tools. As the tools improve, business leaders must evaluate whether right now is the time to invest. I believe that it is not the right time to invest in AR… yet.

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Tags: Technology

Five Common Commercial Plumbing Problems

In contrast to residential systems, commercial plumbing systems are under much more pressure and are often subject to heavy use, making them more prone to break down. If dealt with quickly, minor issues are likely to be easy to resolve. If plumbing repairs are postponed, the resulting damage will likely lead to costly expenditures down the road.

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Tags: Building Services, Plumbing

Requirements for LEED Zero Certification

Launched in 2018, the LEED Zero certification is a relatively new designation in the building industry. To understand its meaning and implications, we should first examine the original LEED certification program. LEED certification has been a standard in the building industry since the 1990s. Environmentally conscious companies, architects and builders have sought to reduce the environmental impact of their facilities by building green. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is an independent non-profit organization that maintains a rating system called LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). LEED is recognized worldwide as a symbol of sustainability achievement.

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Tags: Energy Services