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For Energy Efficiency, Better to Retrofit than Build New

By Michael Moriarity on Dec 5, 2017 8:52:00 AM

Competition in commercial real estate is high and projected to remain high. New-builds and renovations are attractive to tenants seeking more open floorplans, more daylight, more amenities and better energy efficiency. In fact, when tenants want to lower their energy costs, gain insight into their own energy consumption and improve indoor air quality in their space, they usually look to new-builds and renovated spaces soon after discovering that they have little control over such things in their current space.

However, retrofitting existing buildings with energy efficiency and other green upgrades is often the better choice, and it can help property managers attract tenants and fill a vacancy quicker.

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Got a Vacancy? A Smart Building Retrofit Could Attract Tenants & Raise Value

By Michael Moriarity on Dec 1, 2017 10:59:00 AM

Vacant properties present an opportunity for smart enhancements that could fill the space faster and offer long-term value. Many landlords wait to make tenant improvements (TI) until a tenant signs a lease for a vacant space. But, commercial real estate is a competitive landscape, and rents have risen significantly in the past few years. Prospective tenants are seeking the most attractive environment possible for employee comfort and productivity, in addition to operational cost management. A quick-install wireless building automation system (BAS) offers a smart opportunity to differentiate property with value for owner and tenant alike.

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15 Startups to Watch in 2017 in Smart Building Space

By Michael Moriarity on Jul 7, 2017 10:08:33 AM

75F was listed among 15 startup companies to watch in the global smart building space making critical, innovative contributions to facility management efficiency, building security, energy cost reductions and real estate operations. The smart building research and thought leadership consultancy Memoori, located in Stockholm, Sweden, profiled 75F as part of its full Q1 2017 research report, "Start Ups and their Impact on Smart Buildings 2017."

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What Do Energy Loads Have to Do With Your Bottom Line?

By Michael Moriarity on Jul 5, 2017 10:01:30 AM

Energy costs are controllable expenses. Paying attention to the data can help you see opportunities that impact other areas of your business, such as productivity, absenteeism and presenteeism. Optimizing the energy efficiency can offer some control over building energy load costs, impacting your bottom line, whether you are an owner, operator or occupant. 

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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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2016: A Year in Review

By Kristen Johnson on Dec 20, 2016 11:55:56 AM

From media tours and press coverage to tradeshows and awards, 2016 has been one incredible year! Sales are up 500%, our driven team has grown by 16 people globally and we are as determined as ever to trailblaze building automation with our energy saving solution! As part of the United Nations Environment Program- Sustainable Buildings Climate Initiative, we are here to improve comfort, while reducing our carbon footprint.

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