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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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75F Wins Big with Clean Energy Trust for Green, Automated Building Control Solutions

By John Nye on May 24, 2018 3:56:23 PM



Clean Energy Trust (a nonprofit cleantech accelerator) announced to a sold-out crowd at their Co_Invest Cleantech event in Chicago yesterday that 75F had taken home the largest investment for their building control solutions  delivering operational efficiencies, improved productivity and optimal occupant experiences. 75F is one of four new portfolio companies (and the only MN-based company) selected from over 100 applicants; and, the crowd of attendees voted 75F as the People’s Choice.

Clean Energy Trust (CET) awarded 75F with at total of $270,000, representing the largest of four investments in new companies, totaling $700,000. The CO_INVEST Cleantech event  brings entrepreneurs, investors, executives, and students together for a day celebrating a shared belief in the power of entrepreneurs to take on the hardest challenges to sustainable life on the planet. The 75F presentation went over so well, the crowd voted 75F the People's Choice winner, adding $20,000 investment to the already allocated $250,000. The people have spoken!

So why did 75F take home the top prize?

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Smart City and Building Technology, an IoT Fuse Meetup Recap

By John Nye on May 18, 2018 4:46:47 PM

Smart City and Smart Building technology is beginning to boom in U.S. cities like Seattle, Portland, and Nashville, as well as cities abroad like Paris, Singapore and Tel Aviv. But how are other cities leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) to get smart and connected, to better serve their citizens and visitors?

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City of Warren, MN, Leads Building Benchmarking Effort, Starting with City Hall

By Ben Wallace on May 15, 2018 1:31:17 PM

The City of Warren, MN, in the northwest corner of the state, is leading a B3 Benchmarking effort around public facility energy efficiency, and 75F is helping. Warren received one of 39 CERTS seed-grants in 2018 for their benchmarking of public buildings. With help from CERTS, Warren selected 75F building intelligence solutions to equip them with sensing and rich data available in 75F Facilisight software through Web or mobile app. They were also keen on the 75F system's quick install and commissioning, which was installed by the City electrician with on-site training from 75F.

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