Part 1: What Do the Fundamentals of Hitting a Baseball Have to Do with Your Facility Operations?

Michael TrapaniEnergy ServicesLeave a Comment

With spring comes America’s favorite pastime: baseball. For many people, there’s nothing better than sitting in your favorite ballpark, watching your favorite team on a sunny day with a hot dog in one hand and an ice cold drink in the other. In honor of this tradition, we’re exploring how baseball and facility operations are related at a fundamental level.

InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance Launches Cybersecurity Committee

Andrea LaMontAutomation & Control Solutions, News, SecurityLeave a Comment

In an increasingly connected world, it’s essential to stay ahead of the curve, especially when it comes to cybersecurity and protecting customers’ critical assets. InsideIQ™ Building Automation Alliance, an international alliance of independent building automation contractors, recently formed a Cybersecurity Committee to provide education and support to help member firms, including McKenney’s, better protect themselves and their customers from cyber … Read More

Why Commission Your Building Systems?

Matt NormanEnergy ServicesLeave a Comment

Are your building systems performing at their highest level? How do you know? Have your utility bills continued to climb, and do you know why? In our experience, we’ve found that most building systems will drift away from peak performance over time and, perhaps more surprising, is that the peak performance of most building systems was never achieved.

The Water-Energy Nexus

Matt NormanEnergy ServicesLeave a Comment

We recently experienced some unusually cold weather in the Southeast that approached or even surpassed record lows.  These extreme temperatures created an environment that produced numerous issues with facilities of all types across our region.  Perhaps one of the most significant impacts felt by many was the impact to our water supply.

The Big Chill

Frank StarkNews, Plumbing, Tips & TricksLeave a Comment

Over the last two days, much of the country has witnessed extreme cold weather, and you may very well have pipes that are frozen and prone to burst when the thaw comes tomorrow.   The most vulnerable points of failure will be your hose bibs where you hook up your garden hoses. If the hose bibs freeze and split, water … Read More