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Events2HVAC Is Ready to Rock (RMS) and Roll!

Jan 18

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1/18/2018 11:14 AM  RssIcon

Events2HVAC has a new event provider for Rock RMS! This means that churches using Rock RMS and the Room Management Plugin can use Events2HVAC to integrate room schedules to their HVAC system(s) – saving energy, time, and money. Thank you, Fellowship Greenville, for assisting us in developing this event provider for the Rock RMS community.

As illustrated in the diagram below, the new Rock RMS Event Provider pulls room schedules from the Rock Room Management Plugin, lines up 24 hours of schedules, and sends occupied/unoccupied commands to HVAC controls at the appropriate times. Pre-start and post-stop times are set in Events2HVAC for each piece of equipment to ensure that rooms are comfortable before each event begins. This integration eliminates the need to manually schedule HVAC, and reduces energy expenses by as much as 20%-30% by returning HVAC to unoccupied settings between events.

On the HVAC side, Events2HVAC is compatible with most building automation systems (BAS) and many types of wi-fi thermostats. If your church uses a BAS that is BACnet/IP enabled, Events2HVAC is an option for you. If your church uses wi-fi thermostats instead of a BAS, check our list of supported thermostats to see if yours are listed. If you are unsure about compatibility, contact sales@events2hvac.com, and we will check on it for you.

Events2HVAC and the Rock RMS Event Provider require all the following to function properly:

  • Rock RMS v6.4 and higher
  • Room Management Plugin v1.1.1 or higher installed (Room Management Plugin is an extension to the Rock RMS core platform. It was built by Central Christian Church in Arizona. You can purchase it separately from the RockShop in Rock RMS.)
  • Rock RMS API Key for login
  • Events2HVAC Server must have reliable Internet/Intranet access to the Rock RMS web API

With the addition of the Rock RMS Event Provider, Events2HVAC now has more than 20 compatible room-scheduling systems. A complete list is available on our Event Providers page. This makes it easy for churches and other organizations to switch to a different room-scheduling system without losing their integration to HVAC controls. With Events2HVAC Professional, you can even pull schedules from multiple room-scheduling systems.

You can read about Events2HVAC implementations and energy/time savings results for various types of facilities in our blog under Case Studies.

For additional information on Events2HVAC or the Rock RMS event provider, please contact sales@events2hvac.com or (888) 320-4277 ext. 1.

 

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