Solve the performance challenges of your education and higher education facility with

Retrocommissioning Services

Every day, the operators of education and higher education facilities arrive on campus with the goal to provide a safe, healthy and productive environment for their faculty and students—all while staying within budget. Over the last year, education and higher education facility operators are facing new challenges, including more questions from faculty, staff, administrators and parents about indoor air quality (IAQ), outside air and emerging technologies that could improve the health and wellness of the buildings.

But aging buildings and systems with device and sensor issues could be working against these efforts, leading to a facility that has too much variance in occupant comfort, takes too much time to operate, and costs too much to run—while not meeting the new standards for IAQ.

With McKenney’s Energy Services on your team, we will put your facility on the path to peak performance through comprehensive analysis, planning and execution. Let us help you keep your students and faculty comfortable, protect your bottom line and maximize the value of your investment.


  • Increased student and faculty health, safety and comfort, boosting productivity and academic achievement in the classroom.
  • Lower utility costs and operating expenses while realizing significant energy savings
  • Increased ease of operation for facility managers with continuing support from our service technicians
  • Priority list of improvements to work within any budget with estimating and budgeting support from McKenney’s
  • Faster turnaround projects with relatively quick payback periods to offset initial costs
  • Prioritized capital improvements with optional financing support


As a full-service, single-source provider, we combine building analytics, engineering analysis, construction expertise and hands-on technician support to put your facility on the path to improved performance. Here’s how we do it:


Enhance our understanding of your educational facility and your unique operational needs by:
  • Identifying system deficiencies.
  • Performing on-site analysis.
  • Running simulation models to show actual versus optimal performance.
  • Identifying specific areas that have the potential to cause problems to help reduce O&M repairs over time.
The result? Increased insight into the operational deficiencies that are driving poor performance for your facility as well as the savings in utility costs that you could realize through operational improvements and optimization.


Create your customized plan for facility performance improvements and increased savings by:
  • Building contingency into projects to address system deficiencies.
  • Developing long- and short-term capital plans and determining project financing—including the paid-through-energy-savings option with support from our ESCO partners.
The result? Your roadmap to success, including multiple options for a capital project plan with targeted cost per square foot that will make the greatest impact on your facility’s performance and asset value.


Call on our extensive experience and resources to deliver proactive, innovative services and provide real value for your bottom line by:
  • Optimizing current performance for quick returns.
  • Implementing capital projects either at once or phased over time.
  • Providing ongoing progress reports.
  • Maintaining the improvements through continuous commissioning (CCx).
The result? A facility that provides improved student and faculty comfort at a lower operational effort and cost—with a significantly higher asset value.

Making an Impact with Retrocommissioning

Successful Retrocommissioning (RCx) projects depend on an experienced team to lead the effort and conduct diagnostic monitoring and testing, energy modeling, point-to-point testing, and functional performance testing to assess system performance and efficiency. McKenney’s has the resources, capacity and experience to be a valuable partner on any RCx project.

O&M Cost & Energy Savings


McKenney's RCx projects result in significant energy savings—
with our customers seeing ##% savings on average.


Over the last # years, McKenney's has helped our customers save $##
in maintenance costs through RCx projects.

Student & Faculty Comfort


Substantially improve indoor air quality through RCx and positively affect
student and faculty health and safety.

^ Productivity

Buildings operating efficiently after RCx can help
boost productivity and academic performance in the classroom.

Longer-lasting Systems


RCx can extend equipment life by ##%,
allowing owners to make the most out of their current investments.


McKenney's RCx projects have help reduce facility downtime by ##%
by improving operations and overall building performance.

Experience to make your project a success

Experience matters—so do results. Discover how we've helped our customers create reliable, flexible and sustainable environments that never compromise student health and safety.


McKenney’s designed and built an HVAC system with wireless controls to replace window air conditioning units and radiant heat at an Atlanta charter school to significantly reduce the school’s energy consumption—and installed quickly over summer break.

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McKenney’s replaced a cooling tower, boiler and pump at the Atlanta campus of a long-standing college-preparatory school to provide a modern HVAC system that administrators can count on to heat and cool classrooms—while consuming less power and reducing energy costs.

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A McKenney’s service team and Emory University Woodruff Physical Education Center (WPEC) staff improved energy efficiency with new air handling units (AHUs) to contribute to Emory University WPEC’s energy savings initiatives.

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