How can facility managers and energy managers achieve aggressive environmental goals such as net zero energy in their buildings? Is it even possible?
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!
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.
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?
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?
(formerly PeopleCube Resource Scheduler), a popular room scheduling software by Asure Software.
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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