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Archive for April, 2015

Quietly Making a Big Impression

Quietly-Making-a-Big-ImpressionMcKenney’s installed air-cooled chillers, a mechanical plant, all ductwork, piping and plumbing for In Touch Ministries’ recording studio, a producer of global television and radio broadcasts.


Tags: Project Highlights

The Internet of Things

Syst_Int_Controls-3The Internet of Things (IoT) concept isn’t a new one, with the idea of connected, smart buildings and homes being something people have dreamed about since The Jetsons. In the infographic below, released by Goldman Sachs, we explore the IoT and the impact it will have in the not-so-distant future.


Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Systems Integration & Controls

Delivering for Long-Time Customer

buildingintelligence2_smallerMcKenney’s is demonstrating the power of bdoc® Business Intelligence (BI) for BuildingsTM for new electrical and supporting HVAC systems at a Georgia broadcasting company’s central plant.


The Challenge

The McKenney’s Automation & Control Solutions (ACS) team had previously developed the broadcaster’s bdoc monitoring system for both HVAC and power equipment. As new equipment came online, the ACS team had to design and present the massive amounts of data from generators, electrical switchgear, power monitoring equipment and end-user devices into an easily manageable and visually friendly bdoc interface.


Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Building Intelligence, Project Highlights

Energy Services at McKenney’s

EnergywithwordsInvesting in sustainable and energy-efficient building practices can deliver savings that are good for the environment and your bottom line. That’s why green buildings are in greater demand for buyers and tenants alike. McKenney’s works closely with building owners and operators to support environmentally responsible strategies that can help reduce a building’s energy consumption. The integration of our energy-saving recommendations can happen at any stage of a building—Design, Build, Manage and Maintain—allowing you to maximize resources, preserve the environment and protect your bottom line.


Tags: Energy Services

Effective Drafting: the Connection between Football and Data Centers

Football teams that play in January turn in their best performance of the season in early May, during the annual NFL draft.  A productive draft class can sometimes fill an immediate need by upgrading a position, but in most cases, the team’s goal is to draft players who fit their system and can contribute 3 to 5 years down the road. Successful data center operators must also be effective drafters in order to balance immediate needs against long term planning.


Tags: Data Centers