What does LEED mean? According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. It’s a recognized symbol of sustainability, set up as a benchmark for the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of green buildings. The most current standard is … Read More
Launched in 2018, the LEED Zero certification is a relatively new designation in the building industry. To understand its meaning and implications, we should first examine the original LEED certification program. LEED certification has been a standard in the building industry since the 1990s. Environmentally conscious companies, architects and builders have sought to reduce the environmental impact of their facilities by building green. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is an independent non-profit organization that maintains a rating system called LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). LEED is recognized worldwide as a symbol of sustainability achievement.
What is IoT? Internet of Things devices is a network of sensors, meters, appliances and other devices that are capable of sending and receiving data. You can enable building staff to have more context for what’s going on and they can act more quickly and be more responsible when they have the right information about the building.
Energy service companies (ESCOs) know that successful projects depend on experienced teams that build owner’s trust, supplement ESCO resources and reduce project risk. McKenney’s, Inc. Building Performance Solutions is the ideal partner, providing safe, sustainable, high-quality services and solutions to reduce risk at every stage – from ECM development and IGA support to project implementation and long-term performance.
For the past 8 years McKenney’s Building Performance Team has been working with the United States Army Corps of Engineers and their project teams at Ft. Benning. Together we’ve been working on the renovation of their basic training barracks. These barracks, referred to as “Starships”, are large 250,000+ sq. ft. facilities used for the housing and training of incoming new … Read More
Through an energy savings performance contract, McKenney’s Building Performance Solutions provided a turnkey solution to an aging, inefficient heating system at a large maximum security prison in Georgia. We successfully delivered the project for the Georgia Department of Corrections starting with the development of an initial Energy Conservation Measure (ECM), then project design and finally completion ahead of schedule.