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Advancing Holistic HVAC Plant Management with 75F

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With Realcomm | IBcon 2022 in full swing, we are excited to announce a collaboration with IoT building automation leader 75F to improve the energy efficiency of mid-sized commercial buildings. 

As leaders in smart building technology, J2 Innovations and 75F's partnership will increase the proliferation of plug-and-play, IoT-based building automation offerings in order to drastically decrease the energy footprint of buildings. 75F will complement its out-of-the-box building management system with our FIN Framework open software to improve its capabilities in third-party system integration and sophisticated HVAC plant management.

By utilizing the FIN Framework, 75F can further increase the flexibility of its solution while maintaining a seamless end-to-end experience for its customers. The FIN-based offering will communicate natively with the 75F edge based Central Control Unit and cloud, allowing single-pane-of-glass management and analytics through its Facilisight portal for building portfolio managers.  

“It’s exciting to collaborate with another world leader in IoT and smart building technology,” said Alex Rohweder, CEO atJ2. “We are very excited to support 75F in its journey to provide a complete IoT-based building management system. Our FIN technology will enable 75F to integrate more seamlessly existing legacy controls and equipment where needed, and further extend their offering towards holistic HVAC plant management”. 

As part of the collaboration, 75F and J2 will standardize on the use of a Domain Modeler — a tool that allows the Project Haystack (semantic tagging) community to contribute peer-reviewed, plug-and-play digital twin models of building controls and equipment. The tool lets community members easily create templates for building systems according to Project Haystack semantic tagging standards, re-usable by anyone else in the community thereafter. 

This new capability will revolutionize the integration experience for professionals across the commercial building controls industry, enabling fast and affordable data standardization for varying controls and equipment types.

 “The Domain Modeler began as a project to improve our own process flow, and we quickly realized this could fundamentally enhance the way we all bring our buildings and their systems together,” said Deepinder Singh, founder and CEO of 75F. “In addition, J2’s FIN Framework is a perfect example of leading technology that can leverage the Domain Modeler to do this." 

Here's a few screen shots of the 75F UX:

Prior to the September release, 75F and J2 Innovations will be onboarding partners for a beta program. 

Find out more about 75F here>

Read the full press release here>

B. Scott Muench

Scott joined J2 Innovations as a partner in 2011, and is now Vice President of Customer Experience. He has a wide range of responsibilities including evangelism, business development, training, and operational excellence. Scott is well known as an industry expert in smarthomes and smart buildings. He is a past president of ASHRAE, and is currently a board member for Project Haystack. Scott attended Clarkson University for Mechanical Engineering and graduated with a BS/Business in Organizational Innovation.

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