Organizations of all types are dealing with various COVID-19 restrictions from mask mandates to occupancy limits. Facility managers must find ways to comply with these restrictions with limited staff and a reduced budget.
The APPA, a professional organization for facility managers of educational institutions, has provided a website for schools, community colleges, universities, and teaching hospitals to share best practices on reopening after Covid-19 lockdowns.
We've heard many excuses for delaying Events2HVAC implementation. But when you see the results, you will wish you made the decision years ago.
Churches using MinistryPlatform to schedule events can now use Events2HVAC to automate HVAC based on room schedules and save energy, time, and money.
Let's welcome Facilities Management eXpress to the Events2HVAC family of event providers! FMX users can now use Events2HVAC to integrate room schedules to HVAC controls to save energy, time, and money.
We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Ad Astra!
Here are some early energy-savings results from recent Events2HVAC implementations at University of Southern California and Penn State University.
Energy managers at Appalachian State University and Bucknell University are helping other universities save energy by sharing their Events2HVAC expertise.
Occupancy sensors are not a good solution for HVAC control in scheduled spaces. They are reactive not proactive, and reduce rather than increase facility managers' control of their buildings.
Most colleges and universities run HVAC on a daily building schedule, returning equipment to unoccupied settings only at night. These situations are ripe for savings with Events2HVAC.
Learn how an innovative energy manager uses Events2HVAC to automate demand response across 24 schools.
Events2HVAC can now send 24 hours of exception schedules to a BACnet schedule object rather than sending occupied/unoccupied commands to a BACnet binary value object.
For those who have been eagerly waiting (and everyone else), we have good news: Events2HVAC can now pull schedules from Ad Astra!
Two new features of Events2HVAC (v.1.5 and higher) permit users to automate switching between Events2HVAC schedules and backup building schedules in case of lost communication from the server.
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A new Events2HVAC device interface has been developed and tested for Pelican Wireless thermostats.
Magnolia Church in Riverside, CA, recently changed their church management software, and were faced with losing their HVAC integration as a result. But then they discovered Events2HVAC.
Software is often used to track energy use and perform energy analysis. But the Carolina Union uses it to eliminate heating and cooling empty rooms between events – with a direct impact on the bottom line.
How can facility managers and energy managers achieve aggressive environmental goals such as net zero energy in their buildings? Is it even possible?
We asked our customers to tell us their primary goal in implementing Events2HVAC, how well the software helped them achieve that goal, and which features we should add to help them achieve greater success. Check out their responses for a peek into the future!
Facility managers everywhere are looking for ways to cut expenses. Some of them are considering using occupancy sensors to turn off heat, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) in empty rooms. But there is a more effective and less expensive solution - one born of the KISS principle.
Potential customers often ask who is using Events2HVAC. Here is a “snapshot” describing Events2HVAC users as of September 2014. Would your campus or organization benefit from event automation too?
You can now use Events2HVAC to automatically schedule heating, cooling, lighting, and security in rooms scheduled with Microsoft Exchange or Office365. With an impressive return on investment and a minimum license of just 10 rooms, even small office buildings can now benefit from the energy and labor savings of event automation.
Fall is in the air, and it is time to travel! Which fall conferences will you be attending this year? Check out the two exciting conferences that we will be attending -- and visit our booth to earn a discount!
At Streamside Solutions, we are on a mission to make Events2HVAC compatible with as many HVAC control systems and room reservation systems as possible. Recently, we helped Mission Community Church in Gilbert, AZ, integrate Dean Evans EMS Professional schedules with their Net/X Thermostats, automating HVAC control in 33 rooms. We also extended the number of Network Thermostat products that are compatible with Events2HVAC.
A recent article on FacilitiesNet explored the relationship between making buildings “smarter” and achievement of energy efficiency and sustainability goals. The article was based on a survey of facility executives conducted by Siemens and Building Operating Management magazine, as well as discussions with experts in the field. This article examines how Events2HVAC addresses four key points from the survey and discussions.
(formerly PeopleCube Resource Scheduler), a popular room scheduling software by Asure Software.
Events2HVAC is spreading beyond the education and church markets. We now have our first installation at a major convention center, the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, MO. Joel Llorente, the on-site Johnson Controls facility manager, went from spending 20 hours per week scheduling HVAC and lighting systems to two hours per week. He said in a recent phone conversation, “Like Phil Robertson, I’m happy, happy, happy!”
Convincing administrators and executives to fund energy efficiency projects can be a challenge for any facility or energy manager. But if you can present your case for Events2HVAC in the financial language that they understand, you will be one step closer to success. This article introduces a tool that will help you do just that: the Building Upgrade Value Calculator.
Streamside Solutions is now a member of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI). We are pleased to support ACUI’s mission by helping unions operate more efficiently.
On February 17, 2011, Jeff Goebel, Physical Plant Manager at Minnesota State University at Moorhead (MSUM), received an Outstanding Service Award. Jeff said the award is a direct result of the effort he and his team have put into integrating energy management and control systems with Dean Evans EMS® using Events2HVAC™.
Jeff Goebel, Physical Plant Manager at Minnesota State University at Moorhead (MSUM), knew there had to be a better way. He wanted an easier way for his employees to control HVAC equipment across campus. He heard about a software solution called Events2HVAC at a conference and looked it up online. In May 2010, MSUM became a beta test site for the software which works as a bridge between room scheduling software and building control systems to automatically control equipment based on scheduled events. The results have been impressive.
Beta site testing of the Events2HVAC product has begun at MSUM!
Streamside Solutions has launched their dedicated website for its new product Events2HVAC at www.events2hvac.com.
This site will handle all of the product updates, customer support, downloads and documentation for the Events2HVAC product line.
We are looking for 2 beta test sites to be deployed in the next month.
Please contact Streamside Solutions if you have the following site characteristics:
1. You are using a Dean Evans EMS product and have it installed at your site (not hosted).
2. If you have one or more of the following building automation system networks:
b. Johnson Controls MSEA
c. Proliphix Networked Thermostats
3. You have a dedicated PC or server that can access the EMS database and the HVAC network.
Beta testers will get the use the software free during the test period and will have the opportunity to purchase licenses at a significantly reduced price.
For more details contact Brian Russell @ 970-586-2419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1998, Streamside Solutions provides software products, solutions and services for the building automation industry.
Phone: (888) 320-4277
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