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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: May, 2023
May 26, 2023

Don't miss out on our latest episode airing on Friday, May 26th at 9 AM CST. Titled "The Current State: How Electrical Fundamentals Drive Building Automation," this session promises to shed light on the crucial role of electrical fundamentals in the realm of building automation.

Led by our seasoned instructor, Michael Roper, this discussion aims to provide building automation professionals with a solid understanding of core electrical concepts. Michael will unpack the often complex and challenging electrical principles, simplifying them for easy understanding and application in the world of building automation.

Join us as we delve into the heart of building automation, exploring how a firm grasp of electrical fundamentals can not only enhance technical proficiency but also lead to more efficient and effective building management strategies.

Tune in this Friday to take your building automation knowledge to new heights and stay abreast of the essential electrical principles driving this fast-paced industry. Remember, knowing the basics is the first step towards mastering the field!

May 24, 2023

On episode 428 of the Smart Buildings Academy (SBA) podcast, SBA instructor David Perkins demystifies the world of BACnet MS/TP. This episode, titled "BACnet MS/TP Explained: Its Influence and Importance in Building Automation," dives deep into the technicalities, impact, and relevance of the BACnet MS/TP protocol in the realm of building automation.

David dissects how the BACnet MS/TP, a key protocol within the BACnet suite, operates, shedding light on its intricacies and structure. He will guide listeners through the fundamental concepts of MS/TP and articulate its integral role in building automation systems, helping professionals and enthusiasts understand why it is so frequently employed in these systems.

Listeners will gain insights into how the BACnet MS/TP is used to facilitate communication and data exchange in building automation, enhancing the efficiency and optimization of building operations. Additionally, David will explain the influence and importance of BACnet MS/TP in creating more integrated and smart buildings, taking into account both historical and contemporary perspectives.

Don't miss out on this informative episode that elucidates the technical core of building automation and smart buildings. The episode airs on Wednesday, May 24th, at 12:00 PM MST, promising to enrich your knowledge and understanding of building automation systems. Whether you are an industry expert or a curious beginner, this episode has something for everyone.

May 22, 2023

Mark your calendars! Monday, May 22nd at 3:30 PM CST, we have a new episode of The Smart Buildings Academy Podcast for you. Dive into the dynamic synergy of sales professionals and building automation system (BAS) technicians, and discover how this potent combination can revolutionize your approach to building automation challenges.

In this episode, we explore how salespersons can harness the technical expertise and respect of technicians to effectively meet building owners' needs. Listen in as our expert guests share their first-hand experiences, offering insightful strategies to bridge the gap between sales goals and technical problem-solving, all while fostering an environment of mutual understanding and collaboration.

Whether you're a seasoned sales professional or a skilled technician eager to maximize your impact, this podcast provides a unique perspective on leveraging your strengths and enhancing your working relationship. Don't miss the chance to unlock new opportunities and boost your overall sales potential. Make a note and tune in on May 22nd for a transformative take on building automation challenges!

May 19, 2023

Did you miss our special episode on May 19th? Don't worry, it's right here waiting for you. This one's all about summer at Smart Buildings Academy (SBA) and we promise it's full of sizzle!

First up, we introduced our new podcast lineup, featuring four fresh voices that are now part of the conversation. Plus, we unveiled our upcoming workforce development initiative - it's set to transform the next generation of building professionals.

We also revealed our exciting plans for revamping and expanding our mini-courses and launching a new owner course. Good news for fans of our monthly webinars and deep-dive guides - they're back and better than ever!

Plus, we've got a treat for you - we've lined up a series of interviews with students, customers, and industry experts to deliver fresh perspectives and practical insights straight to your ears.

And as the cherry on top, we rolled out our brand new SBA newsletter. It's your monthly go-to guide for all things SBA.

Missed the live show? No problem! Tune in now and catch up on all the sizzling summer action at SBA. Let's dive into this together!

May 12, 2023

If you missed our live show on Friday, May 12th, don't fret! "Creating Smart Spaces: Enhancing Occupant Comfort with Building Automation," is right here for you to dive into.

In this episode, we explored the magic of building automation systems in transforming ordinary facilities into smart spaces that prioritize occupant comfort and satisfaction. You'll discover how these innovative systems tailor environments to individual needs, boost productivity, and promote overall well-being.

From industry insights to practical tips and techniques, you'll learn everything you need to create the ideal smart space for your facility. 💡🌱

Elevate your facility management skills and create a more satisfying experience for your occupants. You're just a listen away from becoming the smart space guru everyone needs! 🤩

Missed the live discussion? Don't worry, the info-packed conversation is right here. Tune in now!

May 10, 2023

In this insightful episode, we ventured into the transformative world of predictive maintenance and how it can revolutionize your facility management approach. We dissected the concept of moving from reactive to proactive maintenance, making your operations more efficient and cost-effective.

Starting with a clear definition of predictive maintenance, we compared it with reactive and preventive maintenance, highlighting its unique benefits and the vital role it plays in modern facility management.

We then navigated the complex landscape of advanced technologies such as AI and IoT, discussing their crucial role in predictive maintenance. We provided valuable insights into how these technologies can help anticipate and address potential issues before they escalate into costly problems, significantly improving your building's performance.

The episode also tackled the practicalities of implementing predictive maintenance, including identifying critical systems and assets, installing sensors, setting up data collection and analysis systems, and establishing maintenance schedules based on predictive analytics.

We wrapped up the discussion by addressing common challenges in adopting predictive maintenance, offering strategies to overcome budget constraints, ensure data privacy, and manage staff training.

If you missed the live session, don't worry! This information-packed episode is now available for you to catch up at your convenience. Tune in to stay ahead of the curve and optimize your facility management practices with predictive maintenance. 🌟

Every proactive step you take in facility management makes a significant difference. Listen now, and let's create more efficient and sustainable facilities together!

May 8, 2023

In this enlightening episode, we delved into the fascinating world of smart buildings and sustainable practices. We explored how the latest innovations in building technology can transform your facility into an energy-efficient haven.

We kicked off the conversation by defining smart buildings and highlighting their evolution. We then uncovered key sustainable practices like energy efficiency, conservation, water management, waste reduction, and indoor environmental quality enhancement.

But that's not all. We also discussed cutting-edge innovations in smart building technology, from IoT and connected devices to advanced lighting controls, automated HVAC systems, and the role of green roofs and walls.

Our in-depth conversation on practical strategies for implementing sustainable practices provided listeners with actionable insights on conducting energy audits, establishing sustainability goals, and integrating technology for optimal efficiency.

Finally, we rounded up the episode by discussing the myriad benefits of going green, including cost savings, enhanced occupant well-being, improved branding, and regulatory compliance.

If you missed the live session, fret not! This jam-packed episode is now available for you to catch up at your convenience. Tune in to learn how to level up your facility management game.

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