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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: December, 2016
Dec 19, 2016

Hey folks, Phil Zito here, and we are one podcast away from closing up the year with a bang! In this week's podcast I discuss the topic of Direct Digital Controls (DDC). 

In today's episode I will cover:

  • What direct digital controls are
  • How Direct Digital Controls revolutionized how we control our equipment
  • Why DDC systems were such a mind shift for folks
  • The next great mind shift that is coming with IP-based controls!
Dec 12, 2016

In Episode 41 of the Building Automation Monthly Podcast, I discuss electromechanical controls. This podcast is going to teach you a ton about electromechanical controls and the important role the serve in the modern Building Automation System.

In today's episode I will cover:

  • What electromechanical controls are
  • The three kinds of electromechanical controls
  • Why electromechanical controls are still VERY relevant!
Dec 5, 2016

In Episode 40 of the Building Automation Monthly Podcast, I handle a much-requested topic and that is the topic of pneumatics. I also dive into my book launch strategy and walk you through everything I did and why.

In today's episode I will cover:

  • What pneumatics are, how they work, and how to upgrade them
  • My entire book launch strategy (from how I created the book, marketed the book, and sold the book) 
  • My lessons learned from my first ever product launch
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