Events2HVAC Blog

By Brian Russell on 1/19/2021 10:55 AM
To help facilities capture energy savings in 2021, we are offering a 50% discount for one year on all new Events2HVAC subscriptions of at least 100 rooms.
By Brian Russell on 1/18/2021 12:26 PM

Adding a post-stop time in Events2HVAC can help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

By Tonya Russell on 12/9/2020 10:25 AM

To give Events2HVAC users more compatible security options, we have developed a new interface for CCure by Tyco.

By Brian Russell on 11/20/2020 11:45 AM

We are adding yet another device interface to Events2HVAC to allow us to serve more churches and other types of facilities that don’t have a full building automation system: Honeywell Home.

By Brian Russell on 11/20/2020 11:13 AM

Events2HVAC is now compatible with ecobee SmartBuildings, which allows us to control several types of ecobee thermostats based on room schedules in event management systems.

By Tonya Russell on 8/10/2020 9:51 AM

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.

By Tonya Russell on 6/16/2020 6:11 AM

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.

By Tonya Russell on 5/14/2020 10:35 AM
US colleges and universities are struggling to plan the return to campus for the Fall 2020 semester amid COVID-19 uncertainties. But Events2HVAC can make it easier.
By Tonya Russell on 2/24/2020 1:33 PM
We have great news for Events2HVAC users (and future users) who want to integrate room schedules to door access systems. Events2HVAC now includes an interface for Openpath!
By Tonya Russell on 11/18/2019 11:39 AM

We've heard many excuses for delaying Events2HVAC implementation. But when you see the results, you will wish you made the decision years ago.

By Tonya Russell on 5/8/2019 2:44 PM

Churches using MinistryPlatform to schedule events can now use Events2HVAC to automate HVAC based on room schedules and save energy, time, and money.

By Tonya Russell on 5/3/2019 12:38 PM

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.

By Tonya Russell on 12/6/2018 11:59 AM

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Ad Astra!

By Tonya Russell on 11/29/2018 9:51 AM
Energy conservation and sustainability projects are not created equal. This article compares average payback time for common energy projects.
By Brian Russell on 9/24/2018 10:35 AM

Here are some early energy-savings results from recent Events2HVAC implementations at University of Southern California and Penn State University.

By Tonya Russell on 9/24/2018 9:33 AM

Energy managers at Appalachian State University and Bucknell University are helping other universities save energy by sharing their Events2HVAC expertise.

By Tonya Russell on 4/11/2018 9:35 AM

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.

By Tonya Russell on 3/22/2018 9:04 AM
Many colleges and universities strive to achieve 67% classroom utilization, which means classrooms are empty 33% of the core hours. But most of them fall short of the 67% mark, making their potential savings with Events2HVAC schedule integration even greater.
By Tonya Russell on 3/6/2018 3:07 PM

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.

By Tonya Russell on 2/7/2018 2:38 PM

Learn how an innovative energy manager uses Events2HVAC to automate demand response across 24 schools.

By Tonya Russell on 10/2/2017 12:22 PM

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.

By Tonya Russell on 10/2/2017 11:30 AM

For those who have been eagerly waiting (and everyone else), we have good news: Events2HVAC can now pull schedules from Ad Astra!


By Tonya Russell on 5/31/2017 10:45 AM

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.

By Brian Russell on 2/2/2017 12:06 PM

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By Brian Russell on 12/29/2016 11:30 AM

A new Events2HVAC device interface has been developed and tested for Pelican Wireless thermostats.

By Tonya Russell on 9/20/2016 10:36 AM

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.

By Brian Russell on 4/21/2016 11:38 AM
An updated version of Events2HVAC has been released for download.
By Tonya Russell on 3/15/2016 10:43 AM
Churches have spoken, and we have taken action. Churches using ShelbyNext or SimpleChurch CRM church management systems can now integrate room schedules with their HVAC systems to save energy.
By Brian Russell on 3/10/2016 9:55 AM
An updated version of Events2HVAC has been released for download.  
By Tonya Russell on 1/25/2016 11:50 AM
To overcome the IT obstacle, Streamside Solutions now offers Events2HVAC pre-loaded with all prerequisite software on the hardware option of your choice.
By Tonya Russell on 1/25/2016 11:08 AM
To make event automation more available to all, Events2HVAC now supports Google Calendar, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft Office 365 as room scheduling systems. 
By Tonya Russell on 12/9/2015 2:42 PM
It may be decades before the average facility can take full advantage of BIoT technology. So what can you do to cut energy expenses and make your job easier today?
By Tonya Russell on 11/12/2015 1:12 PM
HVAC control systems have come a long way since the first thermostats. But in spite of technological advances, many buildings are still run as they were in the 1970s. It’s time to rethink HVAC scheduling to get the best return on your investments in modern technology.
By Tonya Russell on 8/31/2015 8:40 AM

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.

By Brian Russell on 5/6/2015 9:23 AM
An updated version of Events2HVAC has been released for download.  
By Brian Russell on 4/21/2015 7:08 AM
The Customer Center will streamline your efforts to download/update software, access software resources, manage licenses and subscriptions, submit requests for support, and communicate with us about support tickets that are in progress.
By Tonya Russell on 2/12/2015 10:23 AM

How can facility managers and energy managers achieve aggressive environmental goals such as net zero energy in their buildings? Is it even possible?

By Brian Russell on 2/1/2015 7:18 AM
An updated version of Events2HVAC has been released for download.  
By Tonya Russell on 1/23/2015 2:26 PM

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!

By Tonya Russell on 12/9/2014 12:37 PM
Dynamic zone scheduling is a hot new feature in Events2HVAC v1.3.2 that will be helpful to many users. It was added for one reason – because our customers asked for it! Here is a short explanation to help you determine if dynamic zone scheduling is a good option for controlling some of your equipment.
By Tonya Russell on 11/3/2014 2:27 PM

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.

By Brian Russell on 11/3/2014 11:32 AM
An updated version of Events2HVAC has been released for download.  
By Tonya Russell on 9/29/2014 10:00 AM

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?

By Brian Russell on 9/29/2014 9:03 AM
An updated version of Events2HVAC has been released for download.  
By Tonya Russell on 9/16/2014 10:36 AM

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.

By Tonya Russell on 9/4/2014 12:45 PM

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!

By Tonya Russell on 6/27/2014 8:53 AM
Streamside Solutions is proud to announce that Events2HVAC has been chosen by BUILDINGS magazine as a 2014 Money-Saving Product in the software solutions and building automation categories.
By Tonya Russell on 6/25/2014 11:53 AM

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.

By Brian Russell on 6/24/2014 9:28 AM
An updated version of Events2HVAC has been released for download.  
By Tonya Russell on 6/4/2014 12:16 PM
We are growing! To better serve our existing and future customers, Streamside Solutions has hired a new software engineer, Alex Jennes. Alex is a recent graduate with a degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL.
By Brian Russell on 5/1/2014 12:30 PM
An updated version of Events2HVAC has been released for download.  
By Tonya Russell on 3/6/2014 9:35 AM

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.

By Tonya Russell on 1/29/2014 10:06 AM
Streamside Solutions has developed a new Events2HVAC™ event provider for AsureSpace™ Resource Scheduling Software

 (formerly PeopleCube Resource Scheduler), a popular room scheduling software by Asure Software.

By Brian Russell on 1/28/2014 12:36 PM
An updated version of Events2HVAC has been released for download.  
By Tonya Russell on 1/28/2014 12:18 PM

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!”

By Tonya Russell on 1/22/2014 1:12 PM

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.

By Brian Russell on 7/15/2013 10:24 AM
An updated version of Events2HVAC has been released for download.  
By Tonya Russell on 5/23/2013 9:35 AM
The Energy Star Battle of the Buildings competition is a great opportunity for facility managers of all types of buildings to track and receive recognition for their energy efficiency efforts. If you are using Events2HVAC – or soon will be – we encourage you to participate!
By Tonya Russell on 5/6/2013 11:06 AM
To help facility managers save money and achieve energy efficiency goals, Streamside Solutions is reducing the price of its popular event automation software, Events2HVAC.
By Tonya Russell on 5/3/2013 11:57 AM
Many facility managers know that Events2HVAC will save them energy and labor, but they have not been able to gain administrative support to purchase the software. A free 60-day trial is now available to address this problem.
By Brian Russell on 3/23/2013 1:31 PM
An updated version of Events2HVAC has been released for download.  
By Brian Russell on 1/21/2013 1:34 PM
An updated version of Events2HVAC has been released for download.  
By Tonya Russell on 10/1/2012 8:35 AM
At the Honeywell Learning Center in Golden Valley, Minnesota, building automation professionals can now experience facility scheduling with all the bells and whistles. Well…fans, lights, door locks, and digital signs at least.
By Tonya Russell on 8/28/2012 6:55 AM

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.

By Brian Russell on 8/8/2012 8:45 AM
An updated version of Events2HVAC has been released for download.  
By Tonya Russell on 5/29/2012 7:48 AM
What is the weakest aspect of sustainability on college and university campuses? How can sustainability be measured and compared at these institutions? The STARS program provides a framework for answering these questions.
By Tonya Russell on 4/5/2012 1:40 PM
There is a lot of buzz online lately about the upcoming 2012 version of LEED certification standards, which is due to be released late this year. This blog post highlights some of the issues and discussion.
By Brian Russell on 3/16/2012 9:46 AM
An updated version of Events2HVAC has been released for download.  
By Tonya Russell on 2/28/2012 10:25 AM
Colleges and universities are using green revolving funds to finance hundreds of energy efficiency projects with the same seed money. Can't other organizations do the same?
By Brian Russell on 2/23/2012 3:59 PM
An updated version of Events2HVAC has been released for download.  This version adds more functionality to P2000 interfaces.
By Brian Russell on 2/6/2012 10:30 AM
An updated version of Events2HVAC has been released for download.
By Tonya Russell on 1/31/2012 11:32 AM
California utility companies provide customers with energy use data through a "green button;" and software developers jump to create apps for phones and tablets to make the data more useful.
By Tonya Russell on 1/24/2012 10:33 AM
Property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing offers an opportunity to pay for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to facilities, but the federal government is getting in the way of these programs for homeowners. Will you help?
By Tonya Russell on 1/18/2012 12:23 PM
This article provides suggestions and resources for paying for energy-efficiency improvements to buildings through grants, rebates, incentives, and on-bill financing.
By Brian Russell on 1/5/2012 8:00 AM
Streamside Solutions and EmergingSoft Corporation announce the development of a new event provider option for Events2HVAC that supports Microsoft Exchange Server and EmergingSoft's MeetingPlanner™ software. 
By Brian Russell on 11/15/2011 12:47 PM
An updated version of Events2HVAC has been released for download.   
By Brian Russell on 9/26/2011 3:25 PM
Here's a list of new features coming in the next major release.
By Brian Russell on 9/16/2011 9:42 AM
A recommended update for Events2HVAC has been released.
By Brian Russell on 9/12/2011 11:09 AM
Events2HVAC representatives will attend the Dean Evans EMS Users' Conference in Beaver Creek, CO, September 19-21, 2011.
By Brian Russell on 8/11/2011 2:33 PM
A new interface for Events2HVAC is being developed as a product offering for COOL SPACE, an integration solution linking ministrEspace room and event scheduling software to HVAC systems.
By Brian Russell on 7/28/2011 2:08 PM
v1.0.7 of Events2HVAC has been released.
By Brian Russell on 5/23/2011 12:47 PM
Dean Evans & Associates recently announced a new version of their powerful scheduling software. EMS District™ is designed for K-12 school districts and is scalable to handle facility scheduling needs for an entire school district.
By Brian Russell on 5/20/2011 8:08 PM
Minnesota State University Moorhead was honored Wednesday by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees as one of three top innovators of the year for implementing Events2HVAC to integrate HVAC systems with its room reservation system.
By Brian Russell on 5/19/2011 1:17 PM
After a successful conference debut at the ACUI Conference in Chicago, IL, in February, Events2HVAC will hit the road again in July for the APPA Conference, in September for the Dean Evans EMS Users Conference, and in November for the WFX Conference & Expo.
By Brian Russell on 5/10/2011 3:41 PM
Version 1.0.5 of Events2HVAC software was released for download today.
By Brian Russell on 2/24/2011 10:00 PM
Initial development of a new event provider that supports CollegeNET's R25 room and resource scheduling system has begun.  Beta testing to start this Spring.
By Brian Russell on 2/21/2011 10:40 AM

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™.

By Brian Russell on 11/9/2010 2:41 PM
A new device interface for Events2HVAC product will allow Net/X Thermostats to be automatically commanded using room scheduling software.
Network Thermostat, Inc.
By Brian Russell on 10/31/2010 5:00 PM
Events2HVAC event automation software for the Dean Evans EMS® products is now available for purchase.  Events2HVAC is a software integration between event/room reservation systems such as Dean Evans EMS and your facility's HVAC systems.  This integration will save your facility energy, time, and money.
By Brian Russell on 10/10/2010 1:29 PM
At Savannah Christian Church in Savannah, GA, employees and church members are scheduling their own space using Dean Evans EMS® Professional, and Events2HVAC is automatically controlling their HVAC systems so that air is conditioned appropriately only when rooms are in use. They are saving energy and labor, and the automation has freed the facility manager to focus on other responsibilities.
By Brian Russell on 10/8/2010 2:35 PM

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.

By Brian Russell on 9/24/2010 9:31 PM
Savannah Christian Church in Savannah, GA, has been beta-testing the Events2HVAC software since July, 2010. They have fully integrated 38 rooms in two of their worship facilities; and their room reservation system is now controlling their HVAC equipment througout the building. They plan to expand their use of the software to additional buildings in the near future.
By Brian Russell on 8/6/2010 8:30 PM

Beta site testing of the Events2HVAC product has begun at MSUM!

By Brian Russell on 6/11/2010 9:32 AM
Events2HVAC will be able to integrate with the JCI P2000 Security Management System for door access control.
By Brian Russell on 6/7/2010 1:51 PM
How Events2HVAC may get you a LEED point on your existing building.
By Brian Russell on 1/8/2010 1:52 PM

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.

By Brian Russell on 1/7/2010 7:27 PM

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:

a.  BACnet/IP
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 sales@events2hvac.com



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