Fast Track to Energy Savings

EnergywithwordsMcKenney’s implemented a broad-based energy-savings initiative at an educational institution in suburban Georgia. The retrofit focused on four of the university’s largest buildings.


The Challenge

The McKenney’s team upgraded lighting in two gymnasiums, replaced 16 HVAC systems, added four air-side economizers, and designed and installed a Tridium® NiagaraAX web-based control system to integrate with an existing Siemens® control system. Much of the work took place in less than a month, resulting in a compressed schedule. Financing options were provided but the university opted for self-funding.


The Solution

To meet the timeline, McKenney’s pre-planned the entire project and prefabricated components for the HVAC installation. Materials and equipment were also staged on-site to save time. The web-based controls included McKenney’s bdoc® ValidateTM online energy management application to measure energy cost, consumption and carbon footprint.


The Results

The retrofit, installation and controls implementation were completed on time and on budget. Going forward, the university will be able to track its energy savings through bdoc Validate.


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About Kumba McCritty


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Kumba McCritty began at McKenney's in 2011 as a Marketing Specialist. Upon graduating from Fordham University, she has worked in sales, account management and marketing. Kumba enjoys being challenged professionally while also having the opportunity to grow in her position at McKenney’s. This growth has allowed her to become a Proposal Specialist, where she continues to be vital piece of the McKenney’s marketing team.

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