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Saving Energy, Earning Praise
PROJECT NAME
  • Metropolitan Church VRZ Retrofit
PROJECT LOCATION
  • Atlanta, Georgia
PROJECT TEAM
  • Owner: Metropolitan Church
  • General Contractor: McKenney’s, Inc.
SPECIALIZATIONS
  • Energy Management
MARKETS
  • Public Assembly &
    Places of Worship

cKenney’s completed a large-scale variable refrigerant zoning (VRZ) retrofit to curb energy costs at a metropolitan Atlanta church and daycare center.

THE CHALLENGE

McKenney’s had to install the VRZ at the multi-storied church with aging infrastructure and architecture. There could be no downtime in air conditioning to

the daycare facility— which the existing system primarily served— and the team had to adhere to lengthy “no noise” hours.

THE SOLUTION

The team installed all equipment while the existing system was online. As a precaution, work began in the fall so the cooling system could be modified when those electrical circuits weren’t needed.

Also, much of the installation was done after daycare hours to safeguard the children.

THE RESULTS

The church is now able to curtail energy expenses by cycling systems on and off as needed. This successful retrofit differentiated McKenney’s among building services providers that install conventional split systems and has led to additional VRZ installations at this and other Atlanta churches.

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