One of the primary benefits of Events2HVAC is saving energy by reducing “occupied” runtime of HVAC equipment. But tracking savings achieved with Events2HVAC has always been up to the user - until now.
Starting with v1.8, users can view a pivot table or chart that quantifies the runtime savings they are achieving.
Here is an example:
When viewing runtime savings results in Events2HVAC, users can group the data in different ways depending on how items in the software are grouped. For example, you can look at results for an entire campus, an individual building, or a specific type of equipment.
By default, the results are displayed by year and month as shown in the example above. From left to right the columns show data for:
Baseline Occupied Hours (hours the building or equipment was running before Events2HVAC)
Calculated Occupied Hours (actual hours HVAC was running using Events2HVAC)
Avoided Hours (difference between 1 and 2)
Average % Avoided (avoided hours as a % of the baseline occupied hours)
Of course, in order for Events2HVAC to calculate this data, you will need to enter baseline schedules for your buildings and/or equipment. If you have been using Events2HVAC for a while, you may need to backtrack a bit to determine what the daily or weekly building schedules were before you began using it. Or you may have backup schedules stored in your HVAC controls that you can use. Either way, some effort will be required to enter baseline schedules in order to calculate runtime savings.
For specific instructions on how to enter baseline schedules in Events2HVAC see this article in our knowledgebase:
We are excited about this new feature in Events2HVAC, and we hope you are too!
If you would like to learn more about Events2HVAC or get a quote for your campus, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 320-4277 ext. 1.