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Profitable Building Automation Controls for Mechanical Contractors

By Sarah Baker on Jun 13, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Losings bids to the competition? Looking for a high-margin Building Automation System (BAS)? 75F is on a mission to make BAS installations easy for mechanical contractors and more affordable for their customers. 75F drastically lowers the installation time and related costs to automate buildings between 2,000 and 200,000+ square feet with a complete building intelligence system for HVAC, lighting, indoor air quality, occupancy, and energy management. Total installed cost savings, plus features such as online analytics and mobile apps, combine to make you and 75F a big hit with your customers. Plus, you can install 75F with low voltage technicians – which means there's no need to sub-contract to local contractors.

Here are a few other ways we make life easier and more profitable for mechanical contractors: 

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MapleTree saves energy and improves comfort with 75F Solution

By Krithika Chandrasekar on May 10, 2019 2:01:47 AM

MapleTree Investments Pte Ltd owns and manages S$46.3 billions worth of office, logistics, industrial, residential and other properties. With offices in Japan, India, Malaysia, US, UK and more, MapleTree is known for developing award-winning world-class real estate solutions. Their 13-acre Global Technology Park in Bangalore is a fine example of this and MapleTree has its own office within this Tech Park.

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User-Friendly Building Automation Controls for Facility Managers

By Sarah Baker on May 9, 2019 11:12:53 AM

As a facility manager, your job is to keep your buildings operating smoothly. In reality, that can feel like a game of whack-a-mole (while a fire alarm is going off, and the basement is flooding). There's only so much you can get done in a day – and when it comes to making upgrades, the last thing you want is another piece of equipment to keep an eye on.

That's why we designed the 75F system specifically with facility managers in mind. We wanted a system with a dashboard view of building performance that could change the way you interact with buildings and reduce the time you spend driving and checking facilities every week. Our reporting tools provide insight into energy anomalies that would previously go un-detected – putting out fires before they begin. Quarterly health check-ins make it easy to coordinate with mechanical contractors, as well. 

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ASHRAE MN Energy Expo 2018: Recap

By John Nye on Sep 28, 2018 12:47:54 PM

Our friends at the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) outdid themselves this year at the 2018 Minnesota Energy Expo, hosted at the Radisson Blu in Bloomington, Minnesota. Programming spanned three rooms with 13 presentations, including the keynote speaker, ASHRAE National President, Sheila Hayter, plus energy project deployment stories, projections about the future of energy and building automation.





So find a cozy seat and enjoy some of our key takeaways from the 2018 ASHRAE Minnesota Energy Expo!


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VIDEO: VAV Box Controllers Deserve a Smarter Approach

By Ben Wallace on Jun 28, 2018 9:16:24 AM

The Variable Air Volume (VAV) with reheat HVAC systems and box controllers commonly found in commercial office buildings present a great opportunity for building owners and managers to save energy, improve operational efficiencies and better manage occupant comfort, with more sophisticated sensing and controls orchestration. These VAV with reheat systems tend to use the rooftop unit (RTU) to first cool supply air to a standard 55 degrees, then typically use the electric heat at the individual VAV box reheat elements throughout the building for heating supply air to desired temperatures for the zones. Though, the traditional VAV system has several issues with inefficiency and lack of sensing and controls management.

Check out this video to learn how you can improve building performance with operational efficiencies and a better occupant experience with the 75F Smart VAV with Reheat solution.

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Triple Net Lease (NNN) vs. Gross Lease - Who Pays for HVAC?

By Michael Moriarity on Aug 23, 2017 12:01:29 PM

When they're your dollars, you pay attention. In general, a gross lease stipulates that the landlord pays for HVAC investments and maintenance. An NNN lease specifies that the tenant pays for HVAC matters. However, there are several types of modified gross leases and modified net leases, including absolute gross and absolute net leases.

It is important to pay attention to the provisions in your lease before signing it. If no provision for HVAC exists in your lease, now is a good time to add one or ask about it. Getting stuck with HVAC equipment replacement or maintenance bills you don't expect can be very expensive, especially if you're a tenant who can't benefit from the full depreciation of an HVAC investment.

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