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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: April, 2021
Apr 26, 2021

What is data? How does data work? And why do we need a semantic data model? 

These are just a few of the questions we tackle in our conversation with John Petze from Haystack. 

In this episode, we explore the purpose of data, how and why organizations can and should adopt data, and much more. 

This episode is packed full of use cases, stories, and concepts, enjoy!

Apr 19, 2021

I've always worked on the outside of retrocommissioning projects as an advisor or a technician. That's why in this episode I'm going to join you in exploring how retrocommissioning works and how to best approach it. 

Along the way, we are going to analyze strategies, processes, and tips and tricks to effectively retrocommission buildings.

Apr 12, 2021

Lighting is one of the most common systems in the building and just like HVAC, we can't really use buildings without lighting. But how often do we actually discuss lighting and more importantly what do we really know about how lighting systems get selected, designed, and implemented.

In this Smart Buildings Academy episode, I talk with design expert Beatrice Witzgall of I3D. We discuss the state of the lighting industry, what technologies exist, why more innovation is not happening in the industry, the use of lighting post-COVID, and much more.

Apr 5, 2021

Have you ever found yourself challenged to understand the differences between two BAS? Maybe you're trying to understand the hype around all these new building automation technologies? 

If so you're not alone. In this week's episode of The Smart Buildings Academy Podcast, we continue to answer listener questions around buying, designing, and selecting a building automation system.

In this episode we answer:

  1. What is a cloud hosted BAS?
  2. How should I change my BAS post COVID?
  3. Can I implement touchless BAS and Temp control how?
  4. How can I get my operators to use analytics?
  5. Should I get a BAS or just use smart equipment?
  6. How important are mobile friendly graphics?
  7. How do I determine what level of cybersecurity I should have? 
  8. Should I have multiple systems on my campus? Why or why not?
  9. How do I manage contractors if I do owner direct work?
  10. How can I build a BAS standard?
  11. What is the most important area for me to spend money on a BAS?
  12. How do you balance comfort with energy efficiency?
  13. Should customers know how to program their BAS?
  14. What are the most common troubleshooting issues? 
  15. How do I budget for BAS projects? 
  16. How do I avoid being locked into a single contractor? 
  17. Should I integrate multiple systems into a single pane of glass?
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