It’s been the better half of a year since COVID-19 first started to spread in China’s Wuhan City. Since then, buildings around the world shut down as governments enforced strict lockdowns that limited in-person interaction. All these months later, countless buildings remain unoccupied. Building owners that have reopened bear the fundamental responsibility of keeping their occupants as safe as possible.
In Meditations, Roman emperor and stoic Marcus Aurelius encourages leaders in times of crisis to rely on their own good judgement, rather than the fears of others. “Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.”
"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.
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.
Could your office building be described as… average? Maybe it doesn’t have a fountain in the lobby, or a view of the ocean – but you have four solid walls, a non-leaking roof, and only a few drafty cubicles. Have you ever tried to make your building work with an HVAC hack? Maybe you even taped a piece of cardboard over the vent to manage the airflow. That would be pretty clever of you, MacGyver.
So, if your office building is around 10-20 years old, has some wear and tear, but is generally in good shape, you probably have a Class B building. This is good news. Investors tend to target these buildings since, with a few upgrades, they can easily become Class B+ and compete readily with Class A properties. One of those upgrades is making your Class B smart – and it’s probably easier than you think.
When considering smart building automation solutions (BAS), people often think their buildings are:
- Too small
- Too big
- Too old
- Too new
If this were the case, then no building would ever be qualified to run a smart BAS. The fact is, more that 85% of commercial buildings lack smart building systems.
But what if building automation could be affordable and easy to install, in as little as just one day? Find out which buildings are set up to benefit the most from building automation solutions, such as smart HVAC systems!