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How Smart Building Technology Can Benefit Everyone - from Owners to Occupants

By John Nye on Jul 13, 2018 4:39:21 PM


How Smart Building Technology Can Benefit Everyone

Smart building technology is quickly being adopted by property owners and investors alike. In many cases, this move is a reaction to a need or a problem that their tenants may be experiencing. To many, this may seem like a one-sided benefit where tenant improvements are at the expense of the owner. However, smart building technologies tend to benefit more than just the end user as many building automation systems allow owners, facility/property managers, and mechanical technicians to be proactive, rather than reactive, many times saving on operational expenses (OpEx) along the way. 

So who else gets to reap the benefits of smart building technology?

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Occupant Experience: 3 Reasons Why the Air in Commercial Real Estate Buildings Matters

By John Nye on Jul 6, 2018 2:51:35 PM


Indoor air quality (IAQ) is likely to be 2-5x worse than outdoor  air quality. Since most people spend 90% of their time indoors, the air in your commercial real estate building can significantly affect tenant/customer health, cognitive ability, comfort & productivity!  Better air quality also means employees take 30%  fewer short-term leaves !
 

Thankfully, with the introduction of the Internet of Things (IoT), you can improve the air in your commercial real estate buildings with 75F building automation solutions, all while cutting your HVAC costs by 30-50% and receiving a return on your investment in as little as a year! Match the cut in operational expenses and increase in property value with improved air quality management (and a great occupant experience) and you have a smart building that works for you and your tenants, not the other way around!

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OE2 = Occupant Experience x Operational Efficiency

By Ben Wallace on Jun 28, 2018 11:53:54 PM

OE2 or "OE squared" is an expression 75F coined to share what we view as a simple formula for the key metrics of building performance, with the the two primary factors :

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VIDEO: VAV Box Controllers Deserve a Smarter Approach

By Ben Wallace on Jun 28, 2018 9:16:24 AM

The Variable Air Volume (VAV) with reheat HVAC systems and box controllers commonly found in commercial office buildings present a great opportunity for building owners and managers to save energy, improve operational efficiencies and better manage occupant comfort, with more sophisticated sensing and controls orchestration. These VAV with reheat systems tend to use the rooftop unit (RTU) to first cool supply air to a standard 55 degrees, then typically use the electric heat at the individual VAV box reheat elements throughout the building for heating supply air to desired temperatures for the zones. Though, the traditional VAV system has several issues with inefficiency and lack of sensing and controls management.

Check out this video to learn how you can improve building performance with operational efficiencies and a better occupant experience with the 75F Smart VAV with Reheat solution.

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Simple, Low-Cost, Energy Projects: A League of Minnesota Cities Recap

By John Nye on Jun 27, 2018 7:42:06 AM


 

This year was 75F's first trip to the League of Minnesota Cities Conference. And, the City of Saint Cloud and the League of Minnesota Cities did not disappoint! Attendees were excited, exhibitors were at the ready with impressive booth displays, and the decor sent you up north with a cozy, cabin feel. What else could you ask for from a Minnesota-centric conference?!

As the conference began, attendees settled in with a pre-conference workshop and dove right into the juicy (lucy) training all had traveled far and wide to attend. The 75F team began with the City Sustainability Meet-Up in the Alexander Room. 

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9 Ways Smart Buildings Help Increase Your Commercial Property Value

By John Nye on Jun 13, 2018 11:38:55 AM


One of the many keys to success for a building owner is to find new ways to increase the commercial property value. As new tenant services and green initiatives grow as deciding factors for tenants, many building managers and owners are searching for ways to generate more revenue through improvements in the occupant experience and sustainability.

Thankfully, with the introduction of the Internet of Things (IoT), you can achieve these goals with 75F's building automation solutions, all while cutting your HVAC costs by 30-50% and receiving a return on your investment in as little as a year. Pair the cut in operational expenses with an improved occupant experience and you have a smart building that not only works for you and your tenants, but for your revenue, as well!

Here's how you can do it!

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