Streamside Solutions

Events2HVAC

5 / 5 15 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Events2HVAC is currently in use at colleges, universities, K-12 schools, churches, convention centers, and government buildings..


Average Ratings

15 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $2,800.00/one-time
  • Pricing Details
    Pricing is based on the number of rooms controlled
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Streamside Solutions
  • www.streamsidesolutions.com
  • Founded 1998
  • United States

About Events2HVAC

Reduces energy use 20-40% by returning HVAC to unoccupied settings between events. Powerful, flexible, and compatible with many systems, Events2HVAC users report ROI of 6 months to 1 year. Facility managers save time NOT entering exception schedules for holidays and weekends. This software is the facility manager's autopilot!


Events2HVAC Features

  • Benchmarking
  • Bill Audit
  • Bill Database
  • Bill Importing
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Compliance Management
  • Contract Management
  • Cost / Use Reporting
  • Emissions Monitoring
  • Energy Price Analysis
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Greenhouse Gas Tracking
  • Load Control
  • Load Forecasting
  • Meter Tracking
  • Risk Management
  • Weather Normalization

Events2HVAC Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Very happy with how smooth the installation went, with step by step guidance from Streamside.

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and ability to fall back on back up data if something goes wrong. Also customer service is excellent. Software enhancements were released very shortly after we identified the need.

Overall: We are expecting a large amount of savings from using this software to control our heating and cooling schedules.

Events2HVAC Testing and Rollout

Feb 28, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use. Has safe guards in place to ensure the HVAC system still operates if connection is lost to the 25Live room scheduling servers. Has additional pre-start and post-start times that can be set for specific rooms.

Cons: There is no ability to automatically detect the optimal pre-start time of a room. You have to manually change the pre-start times for each room when changing from heating to cooling months.

Overall: Events2HVAC is a very well thought out software that provides great functionality and safe checks. The customer service is outstanding, they remoted into our network and assisted with the implementation of the software. They respond quickly to questions we have and were able to help adapt their software to our college's needs. The software is very self explanatory and easy to use. The connection between CollegeNet's 25Live room scheduling software and the Events2HVAC software is seamless and will save our school many man hours in updating the HVAC schedules every term.

Recommendations to other buyers: Great customer support!

Vendor Response

by Streamside Solutions on February 28, 2017

Thank you for your review, Adam! We are working on that optimal start issue - stay tuned! Tonya

Helping to Put Money Back in the Classroom

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Being an energy manager for a K-12 school district it is very important to schedule HVAC and lighting use to reflect the use of the school facilities. For the after hour use of our facilities by the schools and the community it was necessary to spend 20 to 30 hours per week to schedule these events. Sometimes more! That's an FTE. Finding Events2HVAC has allowed me to configure the entire process as an autonomous system that once set up requires little to no maintenance. The entire software install and configuration was done in-house with support when needed from Streamside Solutions. E2H has helped us to put tens of thousands of dollars back into the classroom through energy and payroll savings. Working with the Streamside folks is a pleasure.

Successful Events2HVAC Integration at Eastern Mennonite University

Jan 30, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Clear configuration and monitoring interface, consistent performance, detailed log information.

Overall: The folks at Streamside Solutions have been absolutely great to work with through our HVAC scheduling automation project. We successfully integrated our 25Live room scheduling software with our Siemens Insight building automation system, with 153 HVAC zones controlled directly by room reservations. The Events2HVAC product is flexible and easy to configure, and has been perfectly reliable. We were also able to request customization of the product to work with some special scheduling requirements we had, and Streamside worked with us to quickly deliver a solution. Now that we have automated control of HVAC zones, we can more accurately and more granularly schedule these systems, improving our operational efficiency and helping us move toward our goal of carbon neutrality. With the large variety of room scheduling and building automation systems supported, the robustness of the system, and the very competent and friendly support, Events2HVAC is an ideal solution for almost any room scheduling to building automation integration project.

We Are Fans of Events2HVAC

Jan 24, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We've utilized Events2HVAC at Magnolia Church to connect our new calendar system (ShelbyNext) with our existing NetX thermostats. The process was very easy to set up with clear documentation, great communication, and easy to access customer support. We are a church with dozens of rooms calendared throughout each week and this system helps all our HVAC equipment turn on and off at the correct times.

When we've encountered issues (which have been few), the customer support at Events2HVAC has been fantastic at dealing quickly and efficiently with helping us find a resolution. We've been so impressed with the product that we've begun the process of looking down the road to potentially link our door locks with the same system. We give our highest recommendation to anyone considering Events2HVAC.

Great Investment

Jan 23, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Events2HVAC has been a wonderful addition to our facility. It works like a charm.
The program is easy to read.

Time, and sleep, saver.

Jan 23, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Time saver. Hands down. Without it, I would lose a day at the least of time that is spent scheduling Events. During our busy times, closer to 2 days. Easy to set up and to customize to what you want it to do. Extra time before Event start time automatically, turn on more than one zone or room with one command and reporting.

Cons: I only have one complaint and that's because it's only happened to us once in the time we've been running the software (a year this April). The service does not automatically start on a server reboot....That's it! And the only reason it was a problem is because WE forgot to start it back up. One email sent to support, which was answered in a matter of minutes, and the problem was solved.

Overall: I love this software. Integrated very easily with our EMS Professional and setup was not that difficult either. It saves me a great deal of time each week and with it running, I sleep better too...

Recommendations to other buyers: If you have an Event Management Software and HVAC Building Management System then Events2HVAC can work with, you would be a little crazy not to at least give it a try and see what it can do for you. It has easily paid for itself already!

5 Stars across the board

Jan 23, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: As a systems admin, I really appreciate software that does what it says it will do, is intuitive and takes little to no effort in updating and maintaining. That describe Events2HVAC perfectly. On those occasions where I need help, their support has been incredibly responsive and pro-active. Our facility manager was dubious of switching initially, now there is no way he would even consider making a change. Strongly Recommend

Awesome program!

Oct 03, 2016
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Great customer support.

Cons: I didn't get it sooner

Overall: I started using events2hvac to make it easier to schedule the ac units at the church. Once I got it set up & running well we saved $600 on electricity the first month it was in use. Best investment I've made yet!

Recommendations to other buyers: Set-up sounds intimidating at first. Customer support helped me through it. I had to figure out a few complications within our thermostat system , but it works great now.

Events2HVAC Review

Aug 10, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Decreased errors, emailed reports, good customer service (Brian is very helpful), works with a variety of event providers (we use EMS Lite), saves TONS OF TIME, very reliable

Cons: The user interface is pretty simple for someone used to using many different types of software, but could be overwhelming for a non-computer person. The company has a small staff, so getting on the phone with support can take some time. There is a positive side to this, though, because they really do take all the time they need to help you and once you talk to support, they very competent to assist.

Overall: Events2HVAC takes our facility schedule and uses it to activate our HVAC equipment at the appropriate times. No longer does a person have to constantly keep our facility schedule and our HVAC schedule in sync. It happens automatically. The results is far fewer errors and much more time spent by our facility staff tending to the many other needs of our building, ministry staff and volunteers.

Recommendations to other buyers: Speak with the company that programs your HVAC software to make sure it will work before hand and include their programming time in the installation budget.

Right out of the box E2H has reduced the hours spent daily scheduling after hours events.

Jun 01, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Easy to set up and launch the software. We use the BacNet interface with our Reliable Control System and Dean Evans EMS scheduling software. The integration is seamless. Setting up equipment and affiliating it with rooms takes a minimal amount of BacNet knowledge and is practically point and click. This software has saved our school system the equivalency of a full time employee dedicated to event HVAC and lighting scheduling. It has reduced miss-scheduled and forgotten events to virtually nonexistent. It has all but eliminated after hours calls because something had not been turned on. I have in the past and will continue to recommend this software solution to anyone looking to streamline there event management process.

Events2HVAC is awesome!

May 25, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I love this product. It has been a tremendous time and money saver for our district.

Significant Energy reduction in our Student Union

Apr 14, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have never rated any product this high, particularly not a software product. Most of you are probably used to BAS software, and the best I could ever rate one of them is average to perhaps below average. We used Events2HVAC (E2H) with a JCI combined older N2 and newer BACnet building.

Pros:
1. The best recommendation I can give is that I spend almost no time maintaining or using this software. Once set up properly, it just WORKS.
2. Significant energy savings. We added a 50% increase in square footage on our Student Union at the same time we implemented E2H. Total energy consumption went up by 10% and the EUI dropped by 26%. HVAC energy reduction in the new section was 39% using E2H vs. no scheduling. With a night setback and E2H, avoidance was 49%.
3. Unbelievable service. I was properly trained in their system and have no trouble operating/changing the system myself. When I have run into any issues, help is immediate and competent. They even discovered a problem with our BAS that the JCI programmers didn't even know about.

Cons:
1. Your building MUST have a controlled schedule. If the controlled spaces have ad-hoc/unscheduled meetings, E2H is not for you.
2. This is not E2H's problem, but is a critical consideration for using E2H. If your building HVAC is not operating properly to start with, E2H will not provide you optimum avoidance (savings). The better your building is controlled, the more you will save.

A very good product

Jan 14, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have been using this product to control HVAC systems, room vav boxes, and access control systems. The software is very easy to setup, and is very reliable. The software has paid for itself many times over.....

Great service......always!

We have integrated this software to control Honeywell and Johnson Controls HVAC and door access systems.....It works very well!

Great Software!

Nov 19, 2014
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I can sleep better at night know that Events2HVAC is in place! This software saves us hours of work that was being spent daily managing climate control in rooms at our four different campuses.

Great software! Great support! No complaints!