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The Smart Buildings Academy Podcast | Teaching You Building Automation, Systems Integration, and Information Technology

The weekly podcast where Phil Zito discusses topics related to building automation and provides useful tips and action packed examples to help you better understand building automation.
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Aug 8, 2022

If you asked me what one single thing led us to growing the fastest growing BAS training business in less than 5 years I would tell you standards and processes.

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we are going to discuss how to establish standards within your business that your team can implement.

These standards will lead to greater efficiency, productivity, profitability, and less stress.

Aug 3, 2022

The recession is here. What are you going to do about it?

As the value of the dollar decreases and disposable income starts to shrink you may feel that it is time to batten down the hatches in order to save enough cash to ride out the economy.

However, with the cost of energy rising and governmental policies that will further impact energy prices I believe this is the perfect time to grow your controls business.

In this episode we will discuss strategies to optimize and grow your controls business over the next 12-24 months.

Jul 15, 2022

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast, I interview Julian Palacios, our Director of Sales, on how he works with our customers to grow their existing sales teams.

We will highlight the use of data in sales management, pivoting strategies to increase market share/capture, the top sales gaps and how to close them, and how to analyze, adjust, and optimize your sales process.

This is the exact information companies pay us thousands of dollars for. You won't want to miss this event.

Jul 13, 2022

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we will be discussing the BAS Project Management Framework. This will be a master class on how to manage BAS Projects. If you want to get better at managing BAS projects then you need to attend this episode.

Jul 11, 2022

Have you ever entered a room full of people that disliked your business and left with a sale? 

When I worked for Keith Reller this was a regular occurrence.

Keith possesses a supernatural ability to connect with and motivate customers to buy. 

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast I interview Keith Reller about how to sell and how to lead sales teams. 

You will not want to miss out on this podcast episode. 

Jun 24, 2022

Energy costs are skyrocketing.

The potential for rolling blackouts is increasing.

More now than ever companies need to find ways to reduce utility consumption while maintaining tenant comfort.

Join me on this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast where we both learn how to implement Guideline 36 in the built environment.

Jun 22, 2022

Programming is the easiest skill to learn in building automation.

Seriously, all you need to know in order to program is how to select the correct programming design pattern for specific HVAC functions.

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we will be diving into how to select and develop design patterns.

Jun 20, 2022

Have you ever showed up to retrofit a VAV box and left installing a new central utility plant? Scope creep is the insidious destroying of project revenue and business profitability.

In this episode we will discuss how to protect yourself from project scope creep.

Jun 17, 2022

Set aside what you think you know about demand control ventilation. In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we're going to dive deep into the topic of demand control ventilation.

Jun 15, 2022

This week I got a question from a connection. He is/was experiencing the age old problem of "It's Control's Fault".

You know what I'm talking about. Everything is going great on a project and then all of the sudden it isn't. But the catch is, the "issue" has nothing to do with you!

How do you deal with this in a subcontracted project environment? We're going to tackle this exact issue on this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast

Jun 9, 2022

In this episode, we discuss how to identify what the real sales opportunity is with your customers.

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Jun 1, 2022

In this episode, we discuss energy management strategies and methods that can be implemented by building automation professionals.

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May 11, 2022

In this episode, we discuss floating vs proportional control. When would we use each control mode and when we wouldn't.

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May 10, 2022

In this episode, we discuss how to implement a talent management strategy within your business in 5 easy steps. Resources: ►https://Podcast.smartbuildingsacademy.com ►https://blog.smartbuildingsacademy.com ►https://courses.smartbuildingsacademy.com Connect With Us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/smartbuildingacademy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/smart-buildings-academy

May 2, 2022

In this episode, we discuss how to effectively implement training into the work process without sacrificing profitability.

Apr 25, 2022

In this episode, we discuss how to build out a building automation training program in order to train your folks in your office.

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Apr 22, 2022

In this episode, we discuss how to identify building automation sales opportunities in a crowded market.

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Apr 20, 2022

In this episode, we discuss what certificates are, how they work, and what you need to understand about certificates for building automation.

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Apr 11, 2022

In this episode, we discuss how to get a job in building automation and why you'd even want to work in building automation in the first place.

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Apr 6, 2022

In this episode, we discuss how BACnet works and what you need to know about the protocol.

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Apr 4, 2022

In this episode, we discuss whether or not apprenticeships are still useful and how long these apprenticeships should last.

Apr 1, 2022

In this episode, we discuss how to save energy and maintain comfort on your building automation projects and buildings

Mar 30, 2022

In this episode, we discuss how to deploy IP controls devices in new construction projects.

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