We have all watched in awe as sci-fi movies in the early days showed a futuristic technology where a motion-sensor detected villains and sounded alarms. Well, fast-forward to today and motion sensors have almost become common place. Today, the technology has evolved to include what is now known as Occupancy Mapping, which goes far beyond just motion sensing. From commercial buildings to even apartments, occupancy mapping is being used to manage space, automate lighting and HVAC, understand occupant behavior and make buildings more efficient and comfortable for occupants.
According to the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), artificial lights are responsible for almost 17% of the energy consumed in a commercial building and can be even higher depending on usage. However, saving on the energy consumed by your lighting system is also easily achievable.
"Data is King." That’s one phrase we have heard multiple times and when it comes to buildings, we agree that data and its analysis is of great importance. For Facility Managers, especially, building data is essential as it is a comprehensive way of understanding the functioning of the building and its weak spots. However, good data is also the most overlooked aspect in Building Management. While there are many advanced data collection systems that can provide facility managers with comprehensive data reports there are very few BMS systems that provide this data in an easy to understand format with actionable insights.
In this blog we look at why good data is important for efficient Building Management and how 75F's Building Intelligence System can provide you comprehensive data analytics and help you improve your building.
Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI) is a world leader in the IT industry with an annual revenue of over $1Bn. When they decided to take that extra step towards becoming energy efficient, LTI chose to partner with 75F to achieve this goal. Energy efficiency in LTI's large offices could greatly impact energy savings and result in a reduced carbon footprint. With over 25,000 employees, their strong commitment towards sustainability was backed by their efforts to provide a comfortable working environment for their employees.
Back in July 2002, Thomas Hartman of AutomatedBuildings.com talked about how people have been demanding better building comfort for years, and it hasn’t changed much since in the building landscape. Hartman says, “I predict a very strong movement to "occupant integrated" HVAC controls within the next decade. My prediction is that by the second decade of this century, most class "A" office spaces will be required to offer individual control of thermal and lighting levels. This integration will most likely be Internet-based.”
More than a decade later, less 15% of the commercial buildings are smart and adoption of individual comfort is a concept still being debated upon. In India, many class “A” buildings are yet to adopt measures to ensure comfort.
We are elated to announce that 75F India won the prestigious Services Excellence Award from ASSOCHAM India (The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry). The award recognizes and facilitates excellence in providing of services achieved by micro, small and medium enterprises in India.
We’d like to congratulate the whole team that has made this possible and a special shout out to the unsung heroes from our services and support team. We thought we’d make this fun and asked the team what really drives them to continually delight customers and their mantra for success. Here’s what they had to say: