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Top 100 Most Disruptive Companies in the World in 2017

By Kristen Johnson on Jun 29, 2017 1:56:46 PM

75F prides itself on being an innovative company that finds new solutions to old problems. Therefore, when we were named one of the Top 100 Most Disruptive Companies in the World in 2017 alongside Tesla, we simply smiled. “Disruptive” is an interesting term because the verb "disrupt" indicates to cause disorder or turmoil, but when used in business it typically implies radical change. It is with this latter definition in mind, that we embrace being a top disruptor in 2017.

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Spotlight: Kelly Huang, Videographer

By Kristen Johnson on Jun 27, 2017 1:59:00 PM

Kelly Huang, up-and-coming documentary filmmaker, environmental enthusiast and 75F videographer takes sustainability to heart. Her work, Unspoken and A Refugee’s Story: Khamsay Huang, were screened at the Illusion Theater in Feb 2016, as well as the New Ulm Film Society in May 2017. She’s worked on two projects that won an Upper Midwest Emmy and she received first place at the Blockhead Film Festival and second place in the Student Juried Exhibition in 2015. Her passion for storytelling and the environment first developed in grade school and have remained core values ever since. Check out the below video to see what working at 75F means to Kelly.

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Elementary Students Help Install New Control System

By Kristen Johnson on Jun 1, 2017 1:54:16 PM

Cyprus Classical Academy and 75F partner to transform STEM learning into a real world project.

BURNSVILLE, MN, JUNE 2, 2017 – For many elementary schools, STEM programs consist of textbooks, online research and classroom experiments. For the students of Cyprus Classical Academy in Burnsville MN, STEM recently got real. On May 22, 8- and 9-year-old students installed the school’s HVAC control system through a partnership with 75F, a local building automation company. 

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Is Data the New Natural Resource?

By Kristen Johnson on May 15, 2017 11:24:10 AM

We recently attended the U.S. Green Building Council IMPACT conference in St. Paul, MN. We were fortunate enough to hear President and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, Mahesh Ramanujam, speak about data being the new natural resource. While many of us may not logically group it into the same category as our water, minerals and forests, there’s no denying that it's everywhere around us and is only expected to increase year after year. Companies like ours don’t just prosper on data, but much like humans require water to live, 75F needs data to stay afloat.

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Does 75F Work with my Current HVAC System?

By Kristen Johnson on Apr 12, 2017 3:22:20 PM

Yes, 75F works flawlessly right alongside your current HVAC equipment. 75F is a buildings control upgrade and a building automation system. We believe that utilizing the equipment in place is the greenest and most cost-effective solution. Why replace something if it isn’t broke, right? Think of our system like adding a commercial version of a NEST thermostat to your restaurant, office, retail or industrial building.

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Dynamic Buildings Require Dynamic Solutions

By Kristen Johnson on Apr 12, 2017 12:25:27 PM

Traditional Energy Management Systems (EMS) have been around since the twentieth century. The issue with a traditional EMS is that the last substantial refresh was in about 2005, so it’s been over 10 years since new technology has been put to work. Since the twentieth century, technology has come a long way. The most significant technological advancement is likely the birth of cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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