The USGBC Greenbuild 2017 International Summit opening session kicked off this week with a presentation by Scot Horst, CEO of Arc Skoru, announcing 75F's integration of the Arc performance score into the 75F Facilisight software Web interface included in all 75F solutions. The Arc platform delivers a holistic performance score for buildings in pursuit of more sustainable, efficient and livable buildings. 75F is the first building automation solution to integrate Arc and enable automatic score updates.
The USGBC GREENBUILD 2017 International Conference and Expo is taking place this week 11/6-11/11 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, with the theme "ALL IN." Everyone. Every Project. Everywhere. We Are All In. And, 75F is All In too. 75F is participating in the International Summit on Tuesday 11/7 and in the "Arc is All In" session on Thursday 11/9 at 11:45 EST, among other events.
75F has been getting noticed as a disruptor in media and awards for bringing a new approach to the traditional building automation market and deploying controls solutions in some of the largest established HVAC equipment systems. So, we were somewhat surprised and honored when Daikin Applied Americas, part of the largest global HVAC brand, invited us to present and exhibit at their own North American Daikin Group Sales Meeting (#DGSM17) in San Antonio, TX.
The 75F team arose from their warm beds around 3AM to gather and drive North from Minneapolis through the misty darkness to Duluth, where the crisp Lake Superior air greeted us for the USGBC Minnesota "Building Green" conference. We set up our table amid other USGBC partners, who represented architecture, construction, mechanical contracting, energy utilities services as well as efficient windows and lighting systems, among others. Our smart-building product demo and customer testimonial videos beckoned attendees from the side of the room. And, in the lobby, supporting the wellness breaks in between sessions, 75F hosted our new IAQ Bar (Indoor Air Quality), an aromatherapy station to help attendees enlighten their senses and allow some time to breath in a new quality of air.
"It was a win," says Rick Mann, our Director of Sales, as he recalls the day's event. Rick was able to get his feet wet talking to many restauranteurs – which included representatives from Culvers, Pizza Luce, Treasure Island, and many more.
The Minnesota Educational Facilities Management Professionals Association, also know as MASMS, is the largest and most well-attended event for school district decision makers across the state. While 75F is not currently working with large school districts, we have had great success in helping smaller districts become equipped with building automation. Several other districts are interested in having us look at their buildings to add controls. It's known that most districts are using large solution providers.