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Occupant Experience: 3 Reasons Why the Air in Commercial Real Estate Buildings Matters

By John Nye on Jul 6, 2018 2:51:35 PM


Indoor air quality (IAQ) is likely to be 2-5x worse than outdoor  air quality. Since most people spend 90% of their time indoors, the air in your commercial real estate building can significantly affect tenant/customer health, cognitive ability, comfort & productivity!  Better air quality also means employees take 30%  fewer short-term leaves !
 

Thankfully, with the introduction of the Internet of Things (IoT), you can improve the air in your commercial real estate buildings with 75F building automation solutions, all while cutting your HVAC costs by 30-50% and receiving a return on your investment in as little as a year! Match the cut in operational expenses and increase in property value with improved air quality management (and a great occupant experience) and you have a smart building that works for you and your tenants, not the other way around!

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Simple, Low-Cost, Energy Projects: A League of Minnesota Cities Recap

By John Nye on Jun 27, 2018 7:42:06 AM


 

This year was 75F's first trip to the League of Minnesota Cities Conference. And, the City of Saint Cloud and the League of Minnesota Cities did not disappoint! Attendees were excited, exhibitors were at the ready with impressive booth displays, and the decor sent you up north with a cozy, cabin feel. What else could you ask for from a Minnesota-centric conference?!

As the conference began, attendees settled in with a pre-conference workshop and dove right into the juicy (lucy) training all had traveled far and wide to attend. The 75F team began with the City Sustainability Meet-Up in the Alexander Room. 

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Introducing the 75F® Smart Node™ Equipment Controller with Software-defined Flexibility

By Ben Wallace on Jan 18, 2018 2:14:54 PM

The 75F® Smart Node™ terminal equipment controller enables flexible building automation with software-defined benefits. The Smart Node™ is  a first-of-its-kind product design combining onboard OLED display, eleven I/O interface ports, daisy-chained 24V power, wireless-mesh networking, and software-defined hardware capabilities. The Smart Node is part of 75F’s vertically-integrated suite of smart building products for HVAC and lighting automation, delivering energy-efficiency, indoor air quality and healthy, comfortable indoor environments.

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75F Overview Video: Building Intelligence in a Box

By Ben Wallace on Jan 5, 2018 4:58:57 PM

We've been very busy, and having a bit of fun along the way, building out the expanded 75F Solutions Portfolio. 

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Interview with Jay Schrankler: 75F Investor & Previous President of Environmental Controls at Honeywell

By Kristen Johnson on Jul 13, 2017 10:28:59 AM

Veteran Honeywell engineer, Jay Schrankler, who once ran Honeywell's heating and cooling controls business, was one of our first investors in 2014. Jay now runs the University of Minnesota technology commercialization office. Read more in the Star Tribune article, Business heats up for Burnsville-based building control firm 75F.

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Pressurization and How to Optimize Your Restaurant

By Michael Moriarity on Jul 10, 2017 2:28:54 PM

Building pressure affects guest comfort, utility costs and equipment life. You likely have a pressurization problem in your restaurant if:

  1. You have experienced unwanted odors or smoke creeping from your kitchen into the dining area
  2. Your guests have found the doors to your restaurant difficult to open
  3. Doors don't seem to close all the way on their own
  4. Maintaining room temperatures in your building is difficult

While these may seem like minor issues, the costs of discomfort, energy loss and shorter equipment life add up.

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