Events2HVAC consists of a core program and many different interfaces that interact with specific room reservation systems and building automation systems. Each facility purchases only the interfaces they need.
In the network diagram below, the room reservation software and Events2HVAC are at the top. These two components can be installed on the same server, or on two separate servers on the same network. The Events2HVAC client component must also be on the network. At the bottom of the diagram, you can see the various types of devices that can be connected to the system. Notice that one installation of Events2HVAC can work with several interfaces to different types of devices, so you are not tied to one vendor for new construction or systems you might add in the future.
After the software is installed on a server and communication is established with your room reservation system and your controls system, you are ready setup your rooms and equipment for automatic control. This can be done manually by mapping each piece of equipment to a point on your controls system, and selecting the appropriate rooms from your room list. Or you can gather the necessary information, format it in a spreadsheet, and import it all at once into Events2HVAC.
Once all the mapping is done, you are ready to go live! The diagram below illustrates the three key steps of Events2HVAC automation: (1) mapping systems and rooms, (2) making reservations as usual, and (3) automatically sending commands.
Your event planners will simply schedule rooms and events as they always have, and Events2HVAC will compile the schedules and send commands to all equipment that has been setup in the system. Equipment and rooms that are not setup in Events2HVAC will not be affected.
Events2HVAC will send out daily reports and email alerts as appropriate to those users who have subscribed to receive them. The only thing left for you to do is figure out how to spend your extra time!
Signup for Newsletter
Founded in 1998, Streamside Solutions provides software products, solutions and services for the building automation industry.
Phone: (888) 320-4277
Signup for our quarterly Events2HVAC newsletter for product updates, case studies, and energy efficiency articles.