When making business decisions, maintaining the status quo is often seen as the safest and least expensive option. But sometimes it is the most costly decision you can make.
The return on investment (ROI) for most energy efficiency initiatives is measured in years, but this one is measured in months.
No one knows your facility better than you. So when you work with an energy service company (ESCO) to improve efficiency, you must tell them what your facility needs.
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 energy efficiency.
Energy auditors ask a lot of questions when performing an audit. One question they don’t ask but should is, “What software do you use for room scheduling?”
A new Events2HVAC feature allows users to return HVAC equipment to unoccupied settings a specific number of minutes before the end of each event to "coast" through the end and save energy. You can’t do that with occupancy sensors!
Finding funds for energy efficiency projects can be challenging. Here are seven strategies you can use to get your project done!
There is a new 80-20 rule for energy efficiency: 20% analysis, 80% action!
How can facility managers and energy managers achieve aggressive environmental goals such as net zero energy in their buildings? Is it even possible?
Scheduling your HVAC system either proactively or reactively can have a huge impact on energy use, labor hours, and stress levels. This article considers four common strategies for scheduling HVAC and their consequences. Which strategy do you use?
If you are using Events2HVAC, you are an energy-efficiency leader. As a leader, what can you do to help others succeed?
No, this post is not about breakfast. It's about a great new tool non-profit institutions can use to manage, track and compare energy efficiency projects. Check it out!
Every event deserves a comfortable environment. But how much energy is your campus or building wasting by heating and cooling empty rooms? How much money would you save running HVAC only in rooms that are being used?
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.
Events2HVAC is not just for student unions. It is a solution that multiplies benefits when you expand its use across your campus. You have already made the investment in the software. It is installed and running. Why not capitalize on your investment this year by expanding Events2HVAC to additional buildings to cash in on energy savings?
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!”
Why do so many buildings with automation systems run HVAC and lighting in empty rooms? Because facility managers often can't keep up with all the schedule changes required to schedule HVAC and lighting at the room level, so they schedule it for entire buildings instead. The missing link here is an integration between room scheduling software and the building automation system.
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