Energy usage accounts for a large percentage of monthly facilities costs for commercial buildings. HVAC systems and lighting are the two biggest energy consumers in most buildings. Lowering energy expenditures can mean tremendous cost savings that can be used elsewhere. Regular maintenance of the HVAC system improves the system’s efficiency, reliability, helps prevent emergency repairs. Properly maintaining the system impacts … Read More
Would you like to increase the value of BIM in your projects, business, and for your customers? In the last post of our BIM blog series, The Five Essential Actions to Ensure BIM Success, we listed the tasks that are necessary to ensure success in the BIM process. Next, we will discuss the four pitfalls that should be absolutely avoided … Read More
McKenney’s recently submitted a project for consideration in the Specialty Contractor category for the 2021 AGC Build Georgia Award. The AGC (Association of General Contractors) of Georgia holds the annual competition to highlight member firms and projects demonstrating excellence in construction. The projects must be located in Georgia and completed in the previous year. Member firms compete in several categories, … Read More
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” is a quote often attributed to Benjamin Franklin. This is true in many aspects of the BIM planning process. This blog focuses on Five Essential Actions which when taken, can help you and your team gain more clarity on expectations, ensure that the BIM effort is a success, and ultimately … Read More
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
As we move into spring, many areas of the country prepare for the possibility of strong storm systems to move through. Spring weather is unpredictable and often volatile. The temperature swings back and forth between warm and cold. When these different air masses collide, this can result in violent thunderstorms often producing heavy rains. This is the time of year to take preventive measures to ensure your commercial property is protected against damage that can happen when heavy rain occurs over a short period of time.
Site Monitoring solutions enhance the performance of a building’s various systems to ensure the building is safe, comfortable, secure, and energy efficient. Intelligent data-enabled automation and controls means that HVAC, lighting, security, and surveillance can be integrated on a single platform to enable facilities managers to make informed decisions.
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