Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent process that makes the planning, design, and construction of buildings highly collaborative and efficient. A range of professionals involved in a project including developers, architects, engineers, and contractors can design a structure within a 3D model. Information from the model allows those driving the project to make more informed decisions. When changes are … Read More
Commercial offices have long lists of best practices to ensure the safety of everyone who walks through their doors, but what if your facility could leverage software to ensure a healthy building and predict a healthier environment? By the second quarter of 2020, our Automation & Controls team, deep in the trenches of COVID, was certain that our customers had … Read More
Energy usage can account for one-third of a commercial building’s operating costs. Integrating energy efficient strategies can lead to reduced energy use and operational improvements and savings. Regular performance reviews and periodic auditing of a building’s equipment and systems helps ensure that everything is operating efficiently. Benefits to the facility may include a reduction in operating costs, greater comfort level for building … Read More
Atlanta has adopted a comprehensive policy to significantly reduce energy use in commercial buildings. McKenney’s, Inc., the Southeast’s most trusted name in facility construction, operation and maintenance, is working closely with building owners and operators to help them meet the new standards set by the Energy Efficiency Ordinance.
LEED is the world’s rating system for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED raises the bar to increase the impact on our built environment. The next step for the LEED ratings systems has been unveiled. LEED V4.1 is built on the concept of “all buildings in” including existing buildings that are occupied and in use right now. … Read More
If your organization wants to achieve a leadership position in corporate environmental sustainability, it should take a serious look at the five key metrics highlighted by the GreenBiz report. In order to determine which ones among the five, and others beyond the five, should be measured, it is important to identify what is material to your organization.
The holiday season brings about feelings of closeness, companionship and staying warm. On the flip-side, the holidays can feel busy, rushing to get cards sent, decorations up, and picking gifts out. Saving energy is probably not top of mind this time of year. By making sustainable choices in the midst of the holiday frenzy, you protect the environment and safeguard … Read More