🎙️ New Episode Alert! 🎙️
We are thrilled to bring you the 430th episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast - a podcast that explores the technologies and people driving the smart buildings industry.
👷♂️ Joining us this time is none other than industry veteran, Michael Roper. With his extensive knowledge and experience in the HVAC industry, Michael will be providing us with invaluable insights on the topic - "The Cold, Hard Facts: Understanding and Mastering Chiller Sequences".
🏢 This episode is a must-listen if you're looking to comprehend the nuances of HVAC chillers. We'll be doing a deep dive into chiller concepts, discussing everything from how chillers work, how they're controlled, to how building automation systems integrate with them. No stone will be left unturned in our quest to demystify the world of chillers!
⏰ Set your reminder for May 2nd at 9 AM CST - you wouldn't want to miss this insightful episode.
🔗 Don't forget to subscribe to Smart Buildings Academy Podcast to stay up-to-date on the latest episodes and keep enhancing your knowledge about the smart buildings industry. Remember, knowledge is power - and this power can help you make your buildings smarter, more efficient, and more sustainable. We look forward to having you join us on this enlightening journey!
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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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
🎧 Tune in to a game-changing podcast episode that's already rocking the world of sustainable buildings! 🌿🏢
🔊 Presenting: "SBA 422: Zeroing in on Net-Zero: Unpacking ASHRAE 228-2023" – a must-listen for all building pros!
We had a blast going LIVE on Monday, April 24th, and now you can catch the episode! 📅⏰
Join the conversation as we dive into ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 228-2023 – the ultimate guide to evaluating Zero Net Energy and Zero Net Carbon Building Performance! 🌱🔋
In this can't-miss episode, we covered:
🌟 Our take on ASHRAE 228-2023
🌟 How we think ASHRAE 228-2023 will reshape energy measurement
🌟 Top tips to get ready for ASHRAE 228-2023's requirements
Whether you're a design pro, a facility management whiz, or just aiming to boost your bottom line, this episode's got something for you! 🌍🤓
So, what are you waiting for? Hit play and get in on the action! 📣
Happy listening, fellow building enthusiasts! 🌿🌎💼
🎧 BAS Implementation 101: Strategies for a Seamless Rollout 🚀
Get ready to level up your BAS implementation game! In this episode, we're dishing out the top strategies for a smooth and successful rollout. We'll walk you through crafting the perfect timeline, assembling your all-star team, mastering communication, and planning for those pesky curveballs. So grab your headphones, and let's dive into the tips and tricks that'll have you rocking your BAS implementation like a pro! 🌟💪
Tune in now, and don't forget to subscribe for more juicy insights! 🎉
🚀 Recorded live on 4-17 at 12PM PST: SBA 420 - The BAS Selection Bible: Your Go-To Guide for Evaluating and Choosing the Right System! 🏢
Hey, fellow BAS enthusiasts! Ready to make informed decisions about your building automation system? We've got you covered with our latest podcast episode, where we dive into the crucial aspects of selecting the right BAS solution, featuring insights from Phil Zito! 🎧 Join us as we explore:
🔑 Key BAS features, such as energy management, occupant comfort, integration, user-friendliness, and security
🤔 Comparing systems and vendors: research, criteria, reputation, costs, and ROI
📈 Scalability and compatibility: planning for growth, assessing infrastructure, and future-proofing your BAS
🤝 Stakeholder involvement: effective strategies for collaboration and communication
Don't miss this chance to level up your BAS game and ensure your facility's long-term success! Tune in and apply the insights from this podcast to your own facility management journey. Let's build a smarter, more efficient future together! 🌟
In this episode, we'll guide you through the BAS Blueprint, providing you with the essential steps to evaluate systems, set goals, and budget for your facility. 🛠️
We'll walk you through conducting a thorough needs assessment 📋, engaging key stakeholders 🤝, setting SMART goals 🎯, and evaluating your existing infrastructure 🔍.
Plus, we'll discuss budget considerations, project timelines, and how to coordinate with vendors and contractors for a seamless BAS implementation. 🔄
Don't miss this in-depth, 30-minute journey into the world of BAS! Tune in now and kick-start your facility's transformation! 🎧
Hey there! Welcome to Episode 418 of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast with Phil Zito. In this episode, we dive deeper into building automation systems (BAS) for facility management. We cover topics like the purpose and objectives of implementing a BAS, its components, protocols, benefits, and some real-world examples.
If you're new here, we have 417+ episodes for you to explore at smartbuildingsacademy.com. So, grab a drink, sit back, and let's talk building automation!
We kick off by defining a building automation system, which is an overlay of a control system, providing visualization and control of those control systems through a multi-layered architecture. We dive into the four-tier architecture, which includes the server layer, supervisory devices, field controller layer, and sensor actuator level. This architecture is common across all building systems like lighting, access control, and audio-visual, making it super important to understand.
Next, we chat about BACnet, the most common protocol for building automation systems. It helps different controllers from various manufacturers communicate with one another by creating a common data model and communication aspects for both serial and IP networks.
So there you have it! A quick summary of episode 418, where we explore the fascinating world of building automation systems. Don't forget to check out smartbuildingsacademy.com for more episodes, and feel free to send in your questions or comments. We love interacting with you all!
Are you a facility manager looking to enhance your building's performance and efficiency? Tune in to our latest episode where we cover the essential steps to successfully implementing a Building Automation System (BAS).
We'll walk you through:
1️⃣ Understanding BAS and its components
2️⃣ Assessing your facility's needs and goals
3️⃣ Selecting the right BAS solution
4️⃣ Developing a comprehensive implementation plan
5️⃣ Installation, commissioning, and testing
6️⃣ Staff training and ongoing support
7️⃣ Monitoring and optimization for continuous improvement
Don't miss this valuable guide to modernizing your facility and maximizing its potential!
In this episode we continue our multipart series on BAS Project Estimates.
We will cover:
Your building automation systems been compromised. What do you do now?
Whether it's by ransomware, exploits, or other attacks there is still hope.
In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we are going to look at the response to cybersecurity attacks and intrusions.
We will look at actions you can take right now to ensure you have the ability to recover from an attack, how to preserve the environment for forensic analysis, and how to clean your systems post attack. We look forward to seeing you at this live session.
In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we talk with Abby Massey of Calvetti Ferguson. Abby has a deep understanding of the 179D tax code changes and how they impact the building automation market.
In this episode you will learn:
Everyone's talking about Smart Buildings. But how do you actually "do" a smart building?
In today's episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast, we interview Sabine Lam of Google. Sabine has deep experience with developing and deploying an integrated system architecture across a broad portfolio of buildings.
Sabine and I explore how Google approached the problem of data sanitization, creating an integrated cross business architecture, and lessons learned deploying smart buildings architectures across a variety of building types and geographies.
How do you estimate a building automation project?
In this episode we continue our multipart series on BAS Project Estimates.
We will cover:
In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast, we continue our multipart series on cyber security.
In today's episode we are going to dive deeper into exploit phase, which is the second phase of a cyber security attack.
Here we will be looking deeper into techniques and tools that are used to exploit potential targets.
We will explore how to protect your building automation system and your BAS employees from this phase of an attack.
As always please ask any questions you have.
In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we are going to answer the listener questions we have gathered over the past several months. We will also be taking live questions from any of our listener/viewers as well.
Estimating building automation work can be very difficult.
You have so many moving parts and pieces that can affect your project cost.
In this Smart Buildings Academy Podcast series, we are going to dive deep into the topic of estimating.
This multipart series will discuss:
If you're looking to learn how to estimate I encourage you to watch/listen to this new series.
In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy, we are going to discuss how to identify energy and sustainability centered buyers.
It should be no surprise that building owners are focused on sustainability and energy.
Between regulations, incentives, and utility costs organizations are increasingly establishing energy and carbon guidelines for their facilities.
This presents a great opportunity for solution minded organizations to pursue these opportunities. In this episode we will discuss a framework to identify these customers and opportunities.
This will involve a live screenshare where we target specific customers and research these opportunities.
In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we continue our multipart series on cyber security.
In today's episode we are going to dive deeper into reconnaissance, which is the first phase of a cyber security attack.
Here we will be looking deeper into techniques and tools that are used to actively and passively gather information on potential targets.
We will explore how to protect your building automation system and your BAS employees from this initial phase of attack.
As always please ask any questions you have.
Cyber Security is not that hard.
Over the next several episodes we are going to be exploring cyber security concepts and tying them to building automation.
My hope is that by the end of this series you will have an understanding of cyber security theory and processes.
This is meant to be an interactive episode so be sure to tune in and ask questions as we explore this topic.