A Greener Hospital by Design

EnergywithwordsMcKenney’s is building a wide range of energy-efficient mechanical systems using green practices for the 325,000-square-foot medical center in Braselton.


The Challenge

Integrating multiple systems seamlessly into a new facility can be complex and challenging. To accomplish this, McKenney’s assisted the design team by providing cost-effective mechanical system options while also helping the center pursue LEED® for Healthcare Gold certification and meet LEAN construction requirements.


The Solution

To support LEED certification, McKenney’s used a geothermal field with a modular heat pump chiller instead of traditional chillers and boilers. It uses the constant temperature of the earth to regulate building temperatures more efficiently. The geothermal field will also support a radiant floor system in the hospital’s large, open spaces. To promote LEAN construction, McKenney’s in-house sheet metal and piping prefabrication shops were used extensively along with prefabricated bathroom pods.


The Results

Despite one of the wettest, coldest winters on record, work is being completed on time and within budget for the Spring 2015 opening.


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About Kumba McCritty

Website: https://www.mckenneys.com/

Email Address: kumba.mccritty@mckenneys.com

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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