September 20th was an exciting day, as our CEO and Founder, Deepinder Singh, took the stage at the VERGE 2017 to pitch 75F to nearly 2,000 attendees in Silicon Valley, plus a global live-streaming audience. Wednesday afternoon's VERGE Accelerate program consisted of seven entrepreneurs, each given just two and a half minutes to promote their company's story before an audience of technology and sustainability thought leaders. After a quick discussion including feedback from a panel of judges, the crowd-sourced voting took place. It was a white knuckle event as Lilac Solutions and 75F battled for the win.
With rapid advances in technology, buildings are no longer perceived merely as brick and mortar. Organizations are beginning to rethink the role facilities play in achieving their sustainability goals, optimizing their workforce productivity and improving employee health.
Modern buildings can gather millions of data points that capture real-time information about occupancy, temperature, humidity, and air quality among many other measures. Intelligent data analytics empower these buildings to make occupants more comfortable and productive at the lowest cost, while managing energy and operations more efficiently.
But that's just part of the story. By applying the right set of tools, we can pull powerful insights from the vast amount of data garnered from a building. We can see patterns, we can build a model, and we can predict. We can make your building management predictive and proactive!
Three Square Market is gaining a great deal of exposure for microchipping employees to make simple tasks more efficient. They're leading the way in building automation by implementing more tech focused solutions than any other 75F client today.
Is the commercial real estate industry ready for performance-based pricing models? Will your firm stack up? According to Deloitte's Real Estate and Construction Industry practice, smart building infrastructure will enable the new performance-based model. At present, smart building infrastructure may still be in the "value-added enhancement" category, but it will soon transition into an expectation of commercial tenants.
When people can monitor energy usage and efficiency of each appliance, machine and light in their homes via smartphone apps, they will also demand transparency and control at work.
Matt Blount, 75F Research & Development and Product Engineer, graduated from University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) with a degree in BioChem. While his role today is far from what he expected when he attended school, it all worked out for the better. Matt found a career that makes sense to him, and 75F appealed to him more than working in a lab.
When they're your dollars, you pay attention. In general, a gross lease stipulates that the landlord pays for HVAC investments and maintenance. An NNN lease specifies that the tenant pays for HVAC matters. However, there are several types of modified gross leases and modified net leases, including absolute gross and absolute net leases.
It is important to pay attention to the provisions in your lease before signing it. If no provision for HVAC exists in your lease, now is a good time to add one or ask about it. Getting stuck with HVAC equipment replacement or maintenance bills you don't expect can be very expensive, especially if you're a tenant who can't benefit from the full depreciation of an HVAC investment.