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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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4 Ways to Improve Comfort at Senior Living Facilities

By Sarah Baker on May 29, 2019 6:03:00 AM

Breakthrough technologies from 75F bring unprecedented insights to senior living facilities. Monitor and trend ambient sound levels, occupancy, temperature, humidity, light levels, CO2 and VOCs in every single zone with one device, one thermostat in each zone. Download data from our award-winning Building Automation System (BAS) to perform advanced studies in the correlation of ambient conditions with patient health, all while saving 30-50% on your HVAC and lighting costs.

Here are four easy ways that the 75F system can improve comfort at senior living facilities.

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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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HOM Furniture Saves $18,400+ in Electricity Costs in First 5 Months with 75F

By Sarah Baker on Apr 18, 2019 1:40:00 PM

HOM Furniture is one of the nation's largest furniture retailers serving customers in the upper Midwest, with an average store size of 100,000+ square feet. Since 2010, they have been tracking their utility and energy performance data with EnergyPrint's Utility Dashboard – a cloud-based energy management software – to better understand their energy usage. 

With energy as one of HOM Furniture's top 3 operating expenses – costing them over $227,000 annually – they were looking for a more cost-effective solution to increase energy efficiency across their portfolio of retail stores. Watch the video to learn what HOM Furniture's Real Estate Manager, John Pierce, loves most about 75F Outside Air Optimization package...you know, besides the $18,400+ in electricity savings!

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4 Ways to Increase Employee Comfort and Productivity

By Sarah Baker on Feb 15, 2019 1:15:43 PM


Every office knows the afternoon slump. Employee eyes glaze over as they find themselves stuck reading the same line of an email. A yawn spreads contagiously around the room. A small crowd gathers around the snack table. If your office had a nap room, you know it would be full.

Maybe it's just fatigue – but it's likely to be something more, especially in an older building. Commercial buildings are notorious for trapping CO2 and VOCs, which can cause lethargy, headaches, nausea, flu-like symptoms and reduced cognitive abilities. In a room full of people, these compounds build up throughout the day, causing the dreaded afternoon slump. Learn how you can use your commercial building to combat them!

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Better Data, Better Building Performance

By Krithika Chandrasekar on Feb 6, 2019 9:31:25 AM

"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.

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