McKenney’s Inc. Analyzes Building Sensors to Cut Energy Costs with Splunk

  McKenney’s Inc. Analyzes Building Sensors to Cut Energy Costs with Splunk

       U.S. Air Force Identifying New Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- May 01, 2013

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time
operational intelligence, today announced that McKenney’s, Inc., the
Southeast’s leader in building automation and security, has integrated Splunk®
Enterprise with McKenney’s bdoc® Business Intelligence (BI) for Buildings™.
Through the agreement, Splunk Enterprise becomes the analytics backbone of a
new program to analyze data from elevators, security doors, light switches,
wall mounted thermostats, air conditioners–essentially all the machine data
generated by buildings. By analyzing and correlating industrial data,
organizations gain operational intelligence in the form of building and energy
efficiencies. Watch the video case study to learn more about how McKenney’s
utilizes Splunk Enterprise to analyze data collected from the Internet of
Things.

Historically a mechanical systems and services business, McKenney’s recently
launched bdoc, leveraging over six decades of experience, to capitalize upon
the massive volumes of facility data that can be collected through design,
construction, commissioning and operation of building facilities. bdoc is an
integrated, intelligent software and hardware system for capturing critical
information to enhance efficiencies and reduce costs for all facility
stakeholders. It is designed to enable organizations around the world to
listen to their buildings.

“The Internet of Things presents a huge opportunity for organizations.
Buildings create an incredible amount of data, and Splunk Enterprise and bdoc
are helping organizations take advantage of this valuable information,” said
Brian Gilmore, program manager for the Enterprise Intelligence Group within
the McKenney’s Automation & Control Solutions (ACS) division. “By analyzing
building sensor data, our customers see ways to cut costs they never would
have discovered or even imagined otherwise. Splunk software is the cornerstone
of our ability to deliver these results by helping us perform real-time and
historical analytics of any data at any scale.”

The U.S. Air Force is one organization relying on McKenney’s and Splunk to
help reduce energy costs. Facing several legislative mandates to reduce energy
consumption, Eglin Air Force Base launched a strategic energy master plan,
which includes bdoc at the heart of an energy management system. When it is
fully deployed, bdoc will use machine data from more than 20,000 sensors
deployed in more than 100 buildings to analyze energy usage and costs in order
to identify cost-cutting opportunities. For example, by correlating both
historical and real-time energy utilization and pricing data with occupancy
and environmental data from heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
systems, the base might identify significant opportunities for load shedding,
identifying times it can shut off select HVAC systems during high energy cost
periods.

“Organizations have access to more machine data than they realize, and
McKenney’s is taking advantage of this opportunity by using Splunk software to
deliver value far beyond IT,” said Steve Sommer, chief marketing officer,
Splunk. “Splunk software harnesses data from networks, applications, sensors,
mobile devices, website clickstreams and anything else that generates machine
data to help deliver operational intelligence across entire organizations, not
just a department or team. We’re thrilled that Splunk Enterprise is the data
platform behind McKenney’s thriving business to help organizations take
advantage of industrial data and the Internet of Things.”

Go to the BI for Buildings website to learn more about bdoc and how your
enterprise can use the Internet of Things to gain insight. Read the case study
to dive deeper into the development savings Splunk Enterprise helped to
deliver for McKenney’s.

Register now for SplunkLive! Washington D.C., which features several Splunk
customer sessions as well as an address by Michael Chertoff, co-founder and
chairman of The Chertoff Group and former Secretary of the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security. SplunkLive! Washington, D.C. is being held Thursday, May 16
from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Building and International
Trade Center.

About McKenney’s

McKenney’s is the Southeast’s most trusted name in facility construction,
operation and maintenance. For more than six decades, our proven approach has
ensured high-quality, energy efficient solutions at every stage of a
building—Design, Build, Manage, and Maintain. McKenney’s offers expertise in
HVAC, process piping, plumbing, and building automation and control systems,
as well as service and maintenance. Our in-house engineering, fabrication,
installation and commissioning resources ensure cost-effective delivery of the
highest quality solutions. For more information, please visit
http://www.mckenneys.com.

About Splunk Inc.

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) provides the engine for machine data™. Splunk®
software collects, indexes and harnesses the machine-generated big data coming
from the websites, applications, servers, networks and mobile devices that
power business. Splunk software enables organizations to monitor, search,
analyze, visualize and act on massive streams of real-time and historical
machine data. More than 5,200 enterprises, universities, government agencies
and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain
Operational Intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding,
improves service and uptime, reduces cost and mitigates cybersecurity risk.
Splunk Storm®, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations
developing applications in the cloud.

To learn more, please visit www.splunk.com/company.

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or trademarks of Splunk Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the
United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other brand names, product names
or trademarks belong to their respective holders. © 2013 Splunk Inc. All
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Contact:

McKenney’s, Inc.
Brian Gilmore, 404-635-4787
media@mckenneys.com
or
Splunk Inc.
Tom Stilwell, 415-852-5561
tstilwell@splunk.com
or
Ken Tinsley, 415-848-8476 (Investors)
ktinsley@splunk.com
 
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