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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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Sep 30, 2022

How do you design and deploy IP BAS controls for your BAS projects?

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we are going to do a deep dive on how to design IP controls layouts including ring, bus, and star topologies as well as how to deploy IP controls on both existing and new projects.

If you've been wondering how to use IP controls on your new and existing buildings this is the episode for you!

Sep 28, 2022

Lately we've been seeing a lot of talk about "openness". This topic tends to pop up every couple years.

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we are going to discuss the four types of "openness", how to evaluate the openness of a building automation system, and specific specification language to clarify what open means to your project and organization.

Sep 26, 2022

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we discuss how to transition from HVAC field work to Building Automation Work.

Lately we've received a lot of questions on how to transition from HVAC to BAS. In this episode we are going to tackle the financial and the technical side of changing careers.

Additionally we are going to discuss why you would want to switch from HVAC to BAS in the first place.

Sep 23, 2022

Chicago Public Schools is one of the largest School Districts in the United States.

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast, Paul Valente with CPS takes us through how they have used technology and processes to deliver the optimal learning environment for their students. 

In this episode we discuss integrating legacy assets, the importance of engaging IT in your capital projects, how to effectively deploy and utilize analytics, and much more. 

Sep 21, 2022

It's that time of the year! All of that wonderful summer construction work is complete, and those warranty calls are coming in.

What was a profitable project is now slowly dying, death by 1,000 warranty calls. But what if it didn't have to be like this?

What if there was a way to avoid these warranty calls in the first place?

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast, we'll discuss 7 ways you can avoid non-billable warranty calls on your projects.

If you like having profitable BAS projects, then you'll want to tune in to this episode!

Sep 5, 2022

Installation makes up large portion of the labor costs on a building automation project.

So naturally if you can improve the efficiency of your installation work you'll see a good return on most BAS projects.

But how? What are the areas you should focus on as a BAS installer or as the manager/leader of installers?

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we will be discuss the key tips and tricks that will improve your installation efficiency.

Sep 2, 2022

Energy, comfort, sustainability.

What do these three words have in common?

These three, are just a few of the areas directly affected by building automation. Every day millions upon millions of square footage of buildings is being operated.

But, are these buildings being operated efficiently?

We've all seen the BAS computer from the 1970's sitting in the closet. That bright green text on the black screen beckoning us to setup a schedule or change a setpoint.

Why does it seem that some owners just don't use the system they spent thousands and maybe even millions of dollars on?

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we are going to unpack this topic and explore how to effectively engage owners in utilizing their building automation system.

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