How BIM Helps Companies Achieve LEED Certification

Andrea LaMontBIM & Construction Technology, Energy ServicesLeave a Comment

McKenney's BIM team

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

Software Helping Teams Stay Safer

Stephen JohnsonAutomation & Control Solutions, Building Intelligence, Building Services, Commissioning, Corporate, Energy Services, Systems Integration & ControlsLeave a Comment

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 Assessments Point the Way Toward Operational Improvement

Andrea LaMontEnergy ServicesLeave a Comment

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

LEED Version 4.1 Tracks Performance for Existing Buildings

Kirsten McCannEnergy Services, LEAN, NewsLeave a Comment

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

Going Green for the Holidays

Kirsten McCannEnergy Services, Tips & TricksLeave a Comment

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