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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: January, 2018
Jan 29, 2018

In this episode, I recap what BAM is about, how the podcast got started, and I look at some of the most listened to episodes in the first 100 episodes. 

Jan 15, 2018

How do you go about scoping, designing, installing, and programming controls? 

This is the most common question I receive, every day. And rightfully so.

Look, there's tons of amazing vendor training out there that teaches you how to use their tools to "do controls" but at the end of the day folks are still struggling to understand what parts they need, how much time they should budget, and how they begin the process of "doing controls". If this sounds like you then this episode is for you! 

In this episode, I'm going to teach you how to analyze 3 common HVAC systems from the perspective of a controls designer. We wll look at:

► The BAS parts and pieces needed for VAV, AHU, and Chillers
► How to determine what labor to allocate and what steps to take during the install process
► The one simple trick that will save you up to 40% on install labor
► Why writing your own programs from scratch is a recipe for disaster and what to do instead
► And much, much, much more!

Jan 8, 2018

Can you learn new things from an old building? In episode 98 of the Building Automation Monthly Podcast, Andy Marsh (Build Pulse) and Phil Zito (Building Automation Monthly) discuss how to use analytics in “aged” buildings. If you’ve ever thought, “Man I’d love to take advantage of analytics and technology to improve my building, but I can’t because it’s to old” then this episode is for you! In this episode we unpack:

► How using analytics is no longer limited to brand new buildings or cash rich businesses

► The most common efficiency issues in a building and what you can do about them

► Why calculating the ROI on optimizing your BAS isn’t as hard as you think

► How to manage the change that comes with adopting new building automation technology  

► What the cloud and cyber security have in common (it’s not what you think…)

Jan 1, 2018

Goals! It's that time of the year again. The time when millions of people around the world are creating goals to change their businesses and their lives. 

Here at Building Automation Monthly we also have goals. And in this episode I am going to take you through the exciting things that we have planned for 2018. 

I'm also going to do something I've never done before. I'm going to share some very personal information about an issue that I struggle with that is affecting my personal and business life.

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