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Occupant Experience: Optimize Air Quality, Comfort & Zone Control

Jul 30, 2018 11:00:27 PM

Your building could be working harder for your occupants. The Occupant Experience (OE) is a key measure of building performance, creating multiple benefits for building tenants and owners alike, especially when combined with Operational Efficiencies (OE) to yield what we call OE2. Your commercial building can improve productivity, health & comfort with smart zone control of temperature, air quality and lighting to suit occupant preferences and workflows.

75F Occupant App Gives Users Control of Zone Temperature and Lighting
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.

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) can be as much as 2-5x worse than outdoor air quality. And, given we spend up to  90% of our time indoors, indoor air quality can significantly contribute to tenant health, comfort and productivity - and overall quality of life.The 75F building automation system uses IoT sensors to measure CO2 , NOand other VOCs, and it leverages cloud compute and machine learning to proactively adjust outside-air dampers to maintain air quality at appropriate levels for maximum occupant comfort.

Occupant Comfort

In addition to air quality, occupant comfort is affected by the following factors:

  1. Thermal temperatures
  2. humidity
  3. lighting

A comfortable office temperature helps to improve focus. And, humidity adds a "feels like" factor that should also be part of sensing and controls for tenants' thermal comfort. 

And, lighting plays a big part in a productive office design too, with smart features like geo sensing, task lighting and daylight harvesting helping to optimize lighting and energy use.

Building heat map demonstrating zone control

Zone Control

An HVAC zone control system can provide personalized workspace conditions for individual rooms suited to individual occupant preferences, bringing an end the dreaded "Thermostat Wars" in corporate office settings. 75F offers a range of lighting and HVAC automation solutions to deliver zone control and optimization for building owners, facility managers and occupants themselves:

Voice of the Occupant

Let your tenants share their current comfort rating and send messages regarding their workspace and common areas.

Feedback Occupant App with Zone Control

In their Zone

And people are attracted to a great place to work, equipped with modern sustainable technologies to help save energy and the planet while creating a productive workplace environment. You building occupants have a wealth of smart, IoT-connected-device capabilities in their homes, and they expect their workplace to offer advanced technologies to support them too. Now, you have an affordable building automation solutions to delight occupants and reduce operational expenses in one smart move.

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