414 episodes

If you want to learn building automation then you are in the right place.

My name is Phil Zito and I am the CEO of Smart Buildings Academy. If you are a technician, operator, salesperson, or engineer the Smart Buildings Academy podcast is for you.

Each week I tap into my vast experience in Building Automation and teach you the things no one else teaches.

You will learn about BAS, HVAC, IT, Energy Management, Sales, Operations, Project Management, Cyber Security and so much more.

Prior to founding Smart Buildings Academy, I held a variety of BAS roles in service, install, operations management, sales, and most recently I led the technical integration program at Johnson Controls. Suffice to say, I've been in your shoes and I know what you need to learn.

I look forward to guiding you through BAS in the weekly Smart Buildings Academy Podcast.

The Smart Buildings Academy Podcast | Teaching You Building Automation, Systems Integration, and Information Technology Phil Zito Building Automation and Systems Integration Expert

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    • 4.8 • 82 Ratings

If you want to learn building automation then you are in the right place.

My name is Phil Zito and I am the CEO of Smart Buildings Academy. If you are a technician, operator, salesperson, or engineer the Smart Buildings Academy podcast is for you.

Each week I tap into my vast experience in Building Automation and teach you the things no one else teaches.

You will learn about BAS, HVAC, IT, Energy Management, Sales, Operations, Project Management, Cyber Security and so much more.

Prior to founding Smart Buildings Academy, I held a variety of BAS roles in service, install, operations management, sales, and most recently I led the technical integration program at Johnson Controls. Suffice to say, I've been in your shoes and I know what you need to learn.

I look forward to guiding you through BAS in the weekly Smart Buildings Academy Podcast.

    SBA 414: 179D Deepdive with Abby Massey

    SBA 414: 179D Deepdive with Abby Massey

    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:
    What 179D is The changes to 179D as part of the IRA How you can use 179D to create more retrofit opportunities The requirements of a 179D tax deduction

    • 47 min
    SBA 413: Smart Buildings Management and Architecture with Sabine Lam

    SBA 413: Smart Buildings Management and Architecture with Sabine Lam

    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.
     

    • 1 hr 23 min
    SBA 411: Estimating BAS Projects Part 2

    SBA 411: Estimating BAS Projects Part 2

    How do you estimate a building automation project?
    In this episode we continue our multipart series on BAS Project Estimates.
    We will cover:
    How to perform a takeoff How to build a scope document How to identify scope items And our live Q&A Session!

    • 37 min
    SBA 410: Cyber Security for Building Automation Part 3

    SBA 410: Cyber Security for Building Automation Part 3

    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.

    • 20 min
    SBA 409: Ask Me anything

    SBA 409: Ask Me anything

    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.

    • 41 min
    SBA 408: Estimating BAS Projects Part 1

    SBA 408: Estimating BAS Projects Part 1

    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:
    Estimating Techniques Takeoffs Bill of Material Generation Cost category identification If you're looking to learn how to estimate I encourage you to watch/listen to this new series.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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82 Ratings

AndrewofTheDDC ,

Controls Sales

If you are in the controls industry in anyway you have to follow Phil on these podcasts. If you are in HVAC you need to follow this too. If you need to learn or fundamentals or stay on the cutting edge, this is the way.

betterBAStech ,

Good stuff!

Best place to go to take your Building Automation skills to the next level. An enormous amount of information is offered for free here.

Treebark-Marc ,

Great resource

I’m an HVAC engineering and energy management student at Ferris State University in Michigan. I’ve worked in the controls in building automation industry now for about two years, listening to this podcast I was able to land a full-time position at Honeywell as a service technician because of my knowledge that I was able to gather from Phil. i’m blown away by the wealth of knowledge he provides, and the lack of charge. I truly owe a lot to this podcast and hope it continues into the future and beyond.

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