When it comes to making your building more sustainable, you have a wealth of options and resources. Many building owners and managers start by replacing lightbulbs with energy-efficient options like LEDs or CFLs. You could retrofit your HVAC system with smarter sensing and controls, for even greater energy savings impact and overall ROI. And, you could go longer-term and structural – adding solar panels, replacing windows, or even redesigning your building from the ground up. Every step matters – but as a building owner, you want to be able to quantify those changes. That's why we've made a list of certification programs which help score and benchmark your building for sustainability, making it easier to qualify for energy rebates, keep track of your improvements and advertise your building to prospective tenants.
75F Presents: Energy Efficiency Through Affordable & Accessible Building Automation - Electrification 2018
At the Electrification 2018 International Conference and Exposition in Long Beach, CA, 75F CEO Deepinder Singh shared news with the audience of utility and energy program leaders that advanced building automation, including sophisticated energy management capabilities, is now available to the majority of buildings who could not previously afford a BAS or EMS. 75F shared that building owners and managers with buildings under 200,000sf now have an affordable building automation option that delivers significant energy savings through sensing and predictive controls of HVAC and lighting, portfolio energy benchmarking and analysis, OpenADR 2.0 automated demand response, daylight harvesting, and other features to help limit peak demand and enhance overall building energy efficiency.
The U.S. Green Building Council cites that buildings consume 70% of the U.S. electricity and account for 39% of U.S. CO2 emissions and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) indicates that commercial buildings waste 30% of the energy they consume. This is a major opportunity for smart buildings' efficiency to save significant energy expenses and reduce environmental impact; yet, that’s just the start of the savings for sustainable offices!
Budgeting for Smart Building Options
Smart Buildings make for smart investments in cost savings and value enhancements, often with ROI in under 3 years. And, you may be surprised how affordable and easy a modern building automation solution can be. Here are 3 easy, strategies for budgeting for smart building options that can enable you to implement a building automation system in your buildings.
Smart Buildings reduce expenses and increase the value of your building. But the benefits don't just stop there. In fact, many of the advantages of a smart building can be felt by everyone involved from, the building owner all the way down to the occupant.
Is your building working for your occupants?
At 75F, we're on a mission to make buildings work for the people, especially the people buildings are designed to accommodate - their tenants. And, all building stakeholders, from building owners to facility managers to architects, can agree on the importance of creating the optimal occupant experience. However, comfort is recurring top issue and tenant complaint for commercial real estate properties. And, with 85% of commercial buildings lacking intelligent building systems, yet commercial real estate (CRE) properties are projected to have the highest growth in IoT connected devices deployments, the time is right to get smart with your building. It's more affordable and easier than ever to install a sophisticated IoT-based building automation systems to reduce energy and other operational expenses, while proactively optimizing workplace environments for employees and other occupants.