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6 Keys to an Effective Restaurant Building Management Solution

By Sarah Baker on Aug 20, 2019 6:18:00 AM

 

Restaurants are the most energy intensive commercial buildings in the United States, according to the Energy Information Administration, and they consume nearly three times the energy of the average commercial building per square foot. Special equipment, lengthy hours, and sheer demand create much of this consumption.

In addition to their costly energy consumption, restaurants are particularly prone to building pressure imbalances. A building pressure imbalance – either negative or positive – often manifests itself as difficult-to-open doors. If building pressure stays out of balance, restaurant buildings can suffer from a number of other symptoms, including trouble maintaining room temperatures, underperforming kitchen hoods, odors due to infiltration, back drafting water heaters (look for moisture, corrosion or melted plastic on top of the top of the heater), and condensation dripping from ceiling diffusers.

Here are some ways a smart building automation system can diagnose, solve, and prevent issues like pressure and temperature imbalances in restaurant buildings – while reducing energy bills by up to 50% in the process.

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Building Automation Controls for Multi-Tenant Buildings

By Sarah Baker on Jul 11, 2019 10:22:37 AM

75F’s building automation solution is a green, easily-installed, low cost system that provides an exceptional occupant experience and makes it easy to balance temperatures across hundreds of zones. By studying and analyzing usage patterns and heat loads in your building, the 75F system can proactively manage the building’s temperature, lighting, and indoor air quality to keep the indoor environment comfortable and consistent.

Learn how we make your building work for you and your tenants!

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Commercial Building Controls for Developers

By Sarah Baker on Jul 1, 2019 6:03:00 AM

As a developer, you have a lot on your plate. If you're looking to install a Building Automation System (BAS), that solution is supposed to make life easier – not more complicated. That's why we created the 75F smart BAS with developers and engineers in mind. It's fast and easy to install, saves 30-50% in energy costs, and can automate everything from HVAC and lighting systems to hydronic controls.

Here are a few of the advantages 75F provides to make our system the perfect fit for developers.

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How 75F Improves Heat Pump, Fan Coil Unit, & PTAC Energy Efficiency

By Sarah Baker on Jun 11, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Imagine a residential smart thermostat with machine learning, remote control, and a mobile app. Apply that to commercial buildings and you get the wireless-networked 75F Smart Stat: the world’s smartest commercial thermostat. Then combine the 75F Smart Stat with a full Building Automation System (BAS) and you get an incredible combination of group controls for several HVAC systems, along with lighting and boiler and chiller plant controls for a unified, wholistic commercial BAS at half the cost of the competition.

Let's take a look at how it works. 

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4 Energy Conservation Measures for Energy Consultants

By Sarah Baker on May 21, 2019 10:29:27 AM

Frustrated about how few of your Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) get implemented? Change the payback equation with a simple, low cost Building Automation System (BAS) from 75F that can support nearly all ECMs, prescriptive and custom. With modern technology, such as cloud computing, machine learning, wireless networking and mobile apps, 75F can rapidly implement ECMs with little or no programming and at half the cost when compared to a traditional BAS, with energy savings from 30% to 50%, a lower installation cost and a one to three-year payback.

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How the 75F System Works with VAV Systems

By Sarah Baker on Apr 18, 2019 6:13:00 AM

There's a lot of waste involved with VAV systems commonly used in office and commercial buildings. Typically, VAV systems operate with roof-top units (RTUs) in cool-only mode. The supply air temperature is held constant at 55°F and, when a zone falls below its setpoint, the damper closes and reheat is enabled. When a zone is above its setpoint, the damper opens fully to allow as much 55°F air as possible into the zone to cool the space quickly. This cycle often involves first cooling and then heating the same air. Since the RTU operates in cool-only mode, the 55°F air must again be reheated before it is discharged back into the space to keep the zone's air temperature in balance.

See the waste?

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