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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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Aug 31, 2022

Are you looking to grow your building automation business?

If so you're in the right place. In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we will be discussing how to scale the revenue of your business.

There's an old saying that the systems that got you where you are won't get you where you're going. I've seen this play out time and time again.

We are going to explore the foundational structures and systems needed to scale your building automation business.

Aug 29, 2022

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast I discuss the upcoming Facilities and Campus Energy Summit with Monica Mckenzie.

We tackle the importance of policy, regulations, and training to achieve energy management and sustainability goals.

We also dive into the purpose of the summit and why I believe it is a valuable summit to attend.

Aug 24, 2022

Mechanical plans and specifications dictate a lot of what we do as building automation professionals but have you ever stopped to think about your approach to reading them?

In my experience a project's plan's and spec's can be your greatest ally or your greatest enemy.

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we will be discussing how to read through plans and specs, what information you should look for, how to handle conflicting information, and much more.

I hope to see you there.

Aug 22, 2022

BACnet is the most common protocol in the building automation space.

Yet every day I read questions on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Reddit asking how the protocol works.

You'd think after several decades our industry would understand this protocol.

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast, we are going to do a deep dive into BACnet. We are going to explore the protocol, its objects, the different communication methods, and much more.

Aug 17, 2022

Every week I get asked how to get a job in building automation or how to advance in building automation.

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we are going to map out several career paths and build systems that will move you into your desired role in the shortest amount of time possible.

Aug 15, 2022

Finding the right employee is hard. Keeping the right employee is even harder.

Building automation, especially on the technical side has a reputation for being a revolving door of talent.

What do you do when your competitors try to steal your employees for 50 cents more an hour?

How do you avoid the endless loop of hiring and replacing employees?

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast, we will discuss how to identify, build, and maintain an engaging culture in your teams and your business.

Aug 10, 2022

Fuel and materials have increased and now you find yourself executing a project with a high material cost than the original forecast.

Unfortunately this is an issue that many are facing in our industry right now.

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we are going to discuss how to use processes to overcome inflation. Together we will build a example process for your building automation work.

Aug 8, 2022

If you asked me what one single thing led us to growing the fastest growing BAS training business in less than 5 years I would tell you standards and processes.

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we are going to discuss how to establish standards within your business that your team can implement.

These standards will lead to greater efficiency, productivity, profitability, and less stress.

Aug 3, 2022

The recession is here. What are you going to do about it?

As the value of the dollar decreases and disposable income starts to shrink you may feel that it is time to batten down the hatches in order to save enough cash to ride out the economy.

However, with the cost of energy rising and governmental policies that will further impact energy prices I believe this is the perfect time to grow your controls business.

In this episode we will discuss strategies to optimize and grow your controls business over the next 12-24 months.

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