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
What environmental sustainability metrics should be tracked?
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.
Going Green for the Holidays
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
Don’t ‘Fall’ Prey to High Energy Costs This Winter!
Fall is here, but winter is right around the corner. Here are some quick strategies to help you save money, energy, and stay comfortable during the cool fall and colder winter months! These suggestions aren’t limited to winter. You can use some on a daily basis throughout the year, while others will help you ensure maximum savings through the winter. … Read More
Conserving Energy One Step at a Time
Project Name Energy Conservation Measures Project Location Atlanta, Georgia Project Team Owner: T3 Labs (Translational Testing and Training Laboratories, Inc.) Engineer: McKenney’s, Inc.
Choose McKenney’s, Inc. Energy Services to Put Your Facility on the Path to Building Performance
Keeping a facility operating around the clock is no small job. Add in aging systems with device and sensor issues, and you have a facility that has too much variance in occupant comfort, takes too much to time to operate, and costs too much energy to run.
How to Achieve High-Performance Buildings With Use of Energy Modeling
“Energy-modeling is the virtual or computerized simulation of a building or complex that focuses on energy consumption, utility bills and life cycle costs of various energy related items.” This can range from lighting, air conditioning, hot water, and so on. This can be a virtual or physical representation of a building’s systems. Many benefit from energy modeling—from engineers … Read More
3 Things You Didn’t Know Could Be LEED Certified
“Since 1994, the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy Efficient Design(LEED) certification program has informed guests when office buildings, hospitals, schools and more meet the highest levels of sustainability and resource efficiency with a rating of Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum. Criteria include
How Much Energy Is Your HVAC System Wasting?
Janelle Penny, senior editor at buildings.com, published an article highlighting 5 places where you might be losing money due to your HVAC system.