Your office is brand spankin’ new. It’s got all the bells and whistles. Maybe a robot delivers coffee to your desk every morning – or maybe you just landed a great location and a great architect. You’re proud to have a Class A building. But is there anywhere else to go from here?
So maybe your office building isn’t the greatest. It’s been around for at least 20 years, and it’s starting to show its age. There’s a perpetually-leaky ceiling tile. The pipes make a rattling noise (or, is it something living in the pipes?). Your employees come into work huddled under blankets until the afternoon, when they switch to portable fans.
If this is the case, you probably have a Class C building. If you’re preoccupied with the day-to-day building maintenance and repairs of an aging building, a smart building upgrade may sound like overkill. But Class C buildings actually have the most to gain by becoming smart.
On some days, your employees are coughing and sneezing. On others, they appear to be sluggish and sleepy, experiencing what many have deemed the "2:30 feeling" since the airing of 5-Hour Energy's advertising campaign.
So what can you do about it?
Although a company curfew and extra caffeinated coffee could be the solution for a few, it may not solve the overarching issue. Why? Because many offices suffer from "sick building symptoms," including bad indoor air quality (IAQ). In fact indoor air quality is likely to be 2-5 times worse than outdoor air quality. Given that most of us spend 90% of our time indoors, improving your building’s indoor air quality can significantly affect employee and customer health, comfort and productivity, sometimes increasing cognitive ability by 101%!
So what can you do to improve the indoor air quality in your building?
The smartest commercial thermostat has hit the market. The 75F® Smart Stat™ Zone Controller supports the new WELL building standard with immediate data insights for temperature, humidity, CO2, VOCs, light, sound and occupancy from built-in sensors. Each Smart Stat also has a unique radial touch user interface and includes 75F’s cloud-based wireless building automation platform for HVAC, Indoor Air Quality, lighting and energy management to achieve energy savings in the 30-50% range in commercial buildings.
The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce 2018 Annual Meeting: Growing Minnesota's Future Together was held at the Radisson Blu Mall of America on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Deepinder, 75F CEO, participated in a panel with Shelly Peterson, executive vice president and general manager of Boldt Company, and Tom Sonderman, president of SkyWater Technology Foundry. The panelists answered questions on the practical applications of benchmark reports for businesses. Simply put, what makes their company successful and how to make sure other businesses are successful.
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: