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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: March, 2020
Mar 30, 2020

Today's buildings are largely disconnected from the outside world. This was fine until recently. With the growth in stay at home orders, people find themselves unable to remotely support their buildings. 

In this episode you will learn:

  • How remote access works
  • How to setup remote access
  • Why you must create an access policy
  • How to work with IT
  • Which remote access technology will work for you
  • And more
Mar 23, 2020

In this week's podcast, we tackle the topic of shutting down your building.

The reality is many people have never shutdown their buildings.

So where do you begin?

What steps do you take?

In this episode you will learn:

  • What settings to adjust and how to adjust them
  • How to manage staging HVAC systems for critical zones
  • How to remotely monitor your building
  • And more!
Mar 16, 2020

Everything is shutting down. The economy is nose-diving. How do you keep your building automation business afloat?

In this episode The Building Automation Monthly Podcast we talk about several win-win services that you can sell to help your customers deal with the Coronavirus's effect on their business.

We also talk about strategies to cover the cost of your employees and how to maintain your business.

Mar 9, 2020

You need to control the moisture content of your airstreams but how?

In this week's episode of The Building Automation Monthly Podcast, we explore the concept of psychrometrics and how it affects the comfort and controllability of your building systems.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What Psychrometrics are
  • How you can control the moisture and temperature of your airstream
  • Why relative humidity is not always the best measure of moisture content
  • And more
Mar 2, 2020

In this episode, we discuss how PID loops work and how to tune PID loops.

This episode covers:

  • What a PID Loop is
  • How to calculate your settings for a loop
  • The reason our loops shouldn't use derivative
  • My number 1 trick for quickly tuning loops
  • The effect of I on loops
  • When to use direct or reverse loops
  • Why you should avoid biasing your loop
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