Taking Command of Controls


Project Name

HVAC Monitors and Controls Installation

Project Location

Albany, Georgia

Project Team

Owner: Military Branch

General Contractor: Willis Mechanical, Inc.

Engineer: CH2M HILL

Contractor: McKenney’s, Inc.


Energy Management




McKenney’s installed energy-saving direct digital controls (DDC) to existing HVAC systems in 77 buildings at a Georgia repair facility that supports a U.S. military branch.


The Challenge

McKenney’s discovered the condition of some existing HVAC systems didn’t quite match expectations. Connecting the new DDC systems to the facility’s network was going to require a high level of technical expertise from the team. While on site, there was also limited time to survey project requirements and the team had to follow strict security procedures around guarded buildings.

The Solution

To get the multiple HVAC systems in proper working order, McKenney’s coordinated efforts with the on-site public works department. Field engineering was done to both optimize HVAC systems performance and then install and connect their new digital controls to the facility’s network. Throughout the project, McKenney’s adhered to base protocols for security.

The Results

The facility can now begin to realize energy savings by identifying mechanical issues, keeping systems within range and only operating systems when buildings are in use.


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About Stephen Johnson

Website: https://www.mckenneys.com

Email Address: stephen.johnson@mckenneys.com

Stephen Johnson is the Vice President of the Automation & Control Solutions group at McKenney’s. This premier team—made up of control engineers and service and project management professionals—designs and implements customized automation solutions for both new and existing buildings.

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