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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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Now displaying: June, 2016
Jun 29, 2016

BAM Episode 010, in this episode I dive into my current post in the Evaluating Building Automation Systems Series. You will learn my thoughts on how to quantitatively evaluate alarming!

In today's episode we will cover:

How to manage alarm prioritization

Why alarm sequencing is critical to your building

How alarm transmission can make or break your alarm responsiveness

Jun 24, 2016

In BAM Episode 009, I answer a question from a BAM subscriber around how to implement green rating programs.

In today's episode we will cover:

What a green rating program is

The difference between Energy Star, Green Globes and LEED

How to implement Energy Star, Green Globes and LEED

How to use energy star to set a energy baseline

How to use your energy baseline and target to create efficiency projects

Jun 22, 2016

BAM Episode 008: What is a network

BAM Episode 008, in this episode I dive deeper into my recent article What is a Network. In this article, I will walk you through how a local area network communicates

In today's episode we will cover:

  • What a network is
  • How a network communicates
  • What the Media Access Control (MAC) address is
  • How the Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) works
Jun 17, 2016

BAM Episode 007, in this episode we are talking with Doug Hampton on the topic of Commissioning. Doug and I dive deep into what commissioning is, how a commissioning project is setup and how you can best prepare for commissioning on your projects

In today's episode we will cover:

  • What commissioning is
  • How commissioning is setup on new construction projects
  • How to best prepare for commissioning on existing buildings
  • How commissioning plans are created
Jun 13, 2016

BAM Episode 006, in this episode I expand upon the concepts discussed in my series titled How to Evaluate a BAS. In this 11 part series I discuss how to evaluate a BAS and specific contract language you can use to ensure you get the BAS you want.

In today's episode you will learn:

  • How to evaluate graphics
  • How to determine if your BAS's graphics are mobile friendly
  • What a graphics package and library are and how to evaluate them
Jun 10, 2016

BAM Episode 005, in this episode we interview Marc Vergo from Cru, formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ . In this episode Marc and I discuss how you can work with your IT group to develop standards and evaluate solutions.

In today's episode we will cover:

  • How your IT group can help you evaluate products
  • How to create product standards
  • How to measure and control risk
  • The importance of user account management
  • Key Frameworks for Risk Management
Jun 8, 2016

In this episode of the Building Automation Monthly podcast I discuss everything you could want to know about IP addresses. Specifically I dive into the topics of:

  • What is an IP Address?
  • What is a Sub-Net
  • What is the Domain Name System (DNS)
  • What is the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • What is a Static and Dynamic IP Address
Jun 3, 2016

In this episode we interview Arun Kothanath with Distributed Information Technologies. Arun and I unpack the topics of access, identity, and privilege as well as how to measure risk in this action packed episode.

You will learn

  • The difference between Access, Identity, and Privilege
  • How context is critical to your security strategy
  • How to measure and control risk
  • The importance of user account management
  • Key Frameworks for Risk Management
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