We have developed and sell a Driver (a small piece of software) that can be installed in a JACE that communicates with our eSPACE Event Scheduler module, allowing the Event Scheduler to communicate with your HVAC systems.
How Schedules Make it to the JACE
Once programmed, the driver installed on the JACE will reach out to eSPACE-Event Scheduler and grab the next 24 hours of approved events. After your controls programmer has set it up, the JACE will then “pull” the events from the driver to the HVAC units on the JACE so the units know when to engage or disengage the HVAC.
- For the Excel spreadsheet, the header for column A must be "Space" and the column header for B must be "Name" in order for the HVAC units and spaces assigned to be uploaded into the customer's FACILITeSPACE account.
How HVAC Schedules are Calculated
- If the events have setup and tear-down times, eSPACE will use that as the start and end time for the HVAC.
- If there are no setup or tear-down times entered, then it will look at the event start and event end times.
- You can also add ramp times for each unit in eSPACE so that is added to the start/end time or setup/end teardown time of the event as well.
Overrides for the HVAC
If you are using the Event Scheduler module and are an Admin, you have the ability to override the HVAC system. You have the ability to turn off the HVAC for the event, or simply override the HVAC start and/or end times as shown below.