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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 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 Tonya Russell on 10/22/2014 9:35 AM

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?

By Tonya Russell on 5/28/2014 9:55 AM
In 2011, Casas Church in Tuscon, Arizona purchased event scheduling software to manage events. But the software was missing one key feature that the church leaders wanted – integration with their HVAC controls. Read more to find out how they solved the problem.
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 2/4/2014 9:57 AM
Events2HVAC users rarely have problems. So you might not know where to go for help when something goes wrong or you need to change a pesky setting that you have not adjusted before. This short post explains several ways to get help for your Events2HVAC implementation.
By Tonya Russell on 1/30/2014 10:17 AM

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?


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 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 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 Tonya Russell on 2/25/2013 10:10 AM
How can a facility manager overcome the money obstacle? We have thought a lot about that question, and we have come up with two strategies to offer specifically for Events2HVAC. We have also listed resources that we hope will help facility managers obtain the money they need for effective improvements.
By Tonya Russell on 2/19/2013 2:10 PM
The Washington State Department of Ecology is using Events2HVAC as one component in a building automation effort designed to significantly reduce their carbon footprint. Oh, and they will save a lot of money too.
By Tonya Russell on 1/22/2013 9:49 AM
As a facility manager, do you want to become more involved in facility strategy, rather than focusing on the minutiae of everyday details? Perhaps you would like to make a larger contribution, but your department is burdened with budget cuts and you just don't have the time. How can you strengthen your position and benefit your institution/organization simultaneously?
By Tonya Russell on 11/2/2012 9:20 AM
While sensors certainly have value in monitoring building performance, they are not be the best choice for controlling HVAC systems.
By Tonya Russell on 10/29/2012 1:31 PM
Most colleges and universities operate as a series of silos rather than as an integrated network of buildings. If colleges and universities are going to successfully take advantage of energy- and labor-saving technologies, facility managers need to collaborate with each other and with people in other departments too.
By Tonya Russell on 9/12/2012 9:05 AM
Managing a student union on a college campus or several buildings on a church campus may be a labor of love. But who wouldn’t want to reduce the labor and increase the love?
By Tonya Russell on 9/11/2012 10:28 AM
If you are a facility manager facing a tightening budget and an expectation of reducing expenses, how do you choose the best energy efficiency projects? This article provides some resources that can help.
By Tonya Russell on 8/24/2012 11:43 AM
Streamside Solutions is proud to sponsor the sold-out Dean Evans EMS Users’ Conference again this year. Facilities scheduled with EMS that are using Events2HVAC to save money include universities, colleges, churches, and one government agency.
By Tonya Russell on 8/22/2012 10:19 AM
Facility managers often view renovation as an opportunity to change the use of spaces, upgrade facility equipment for energy efficiency, or improve aesthetics. But what about improving processes? Streamlining processes such as HVAC scheduling through event automation software can offer a big return on investment.
By Tonya Russell on 7/16/2012 2:06 PM
What is the true value of your time as a facility manager? What is the value of your employees’ time? In order to answer these questions, you have to consider both monetary and opportunity costs.
By Tonya Russell on 6/20/2012 8:44 AM
Potential Events2HVAC users have recently asked if they can get a tax deduction for installing Events2HVAC in their buildings. The short answer to that is, “It depends.”
By Tonya Russell on 4/26/2012 12:45 PM

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.

By Tonya Russell on 3/13/2012 7:53 AM
With dumb scheduling there is no communication between schedules set by event planners and the building automation system. Smart scheduling pulls data directly from event scheduling software used by event planners, and automatically sends commands to building automation systems and HVAC equipment in each individual room, saving energy and labor. Which is better for your facility?
By Brian Russell on 9/26/2011 3:25 PM
Here's a list of new features coming in the next major release.

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