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Phil Zito


Recent posts by Phil Zito

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SBA 345: Learning Guideline 36 Together

By Phil Zito on Jun 24, 2022 2:49:30 PM

Energy costs are skyrocketing.

The potential for rolling blackouts is increasing.

More now than ever companies need to find ways to reduce utility consumption while maintaining tenant comfort.

Join me on this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast where we both learn how to implement Guideline 36 in the built environment.

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SBA 344: A Design Pattern Approach to Programming

By Phil Zito on Jun 22, 2022 2:48:34 PM

Programming is the easiest skill to learn in building automation.

Seriously, all you need to know in order to program is how to select the correct programming design pattern for specific HVAC functions.

In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we will be diving into how to select and develop design patterns.

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SBA 343: Defending Your Team Against Scope Creep

By Phil Zito on Jun 20, 2022 2:56:24 PM

Have you ever showed up to retrofit a VAV box and left installing a new central utility plant? Scope creep is the insidious destroying of project revenue and business profitability.

In this episode we will discuss how to protect yourself from project scope creep.

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SBA 342: Demand Control Ventilation Deep Dive

By Phil Zito on Jun 17, 2022 4:59:53 PM

Set aside what you think you know about demand control ventilation. In this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast we're going to dive deep into the topic of demand control ventilation.

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SBA 341: Handling Callbacks, Scope Drift, and Other Project Issues

By Phil Zito on Jun 15, 2022 2:00:00 PM

This week I got a question from a connection. He is/was experiencing the age old problem of "It's Control's Fault". You know what I'm talking about. Everything is going great on a project and then all of the sudden it isn't. But the catch is, the "issue" has nothing to do with you! How do you deal with this in a subcontracted project environment? We're going to tackle this exact issue on this episode of the Smart Buildings Academy Podcast

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SBA 340: Identifying the True Sales Opportunity

By Phil Zito on Jun 9, 2022 12:04:41 PM

In this episode, we discuss how to identify what the real sales opportunity is with your customers. 

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SBA 339: Energy Management for BAS Professionals

By Phil Zito on Jun 1, 2022 4:47:56 PM

In this episode, we discuss energy management strategies and methods that can be implemented by building automation professionals.

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SBA 338: Are the Cost Savings Worth it? Proportional vs Floating Control

By Phil Zito on May 11, 2022 4:52:36 PM

In this episode, we discuss floating vs proportional control. When would we use each control mode and when we wouldn't.

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SBA 337: Easy Does It, 5 tips to Implementing a Talent Management Strategy in Your Business

By Phil Zito on May 9, 2022 7:14:23 PM

In this episode, we discuss how to implement a talent management strategy within your business in 5 easy steps.

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SBA 336: Discovering Your Customer's Decision Making Process

By Phil Zito on May 6, 2022 4:28:58 PM

In this episode, we discuss how to discover your customer's decision making process.

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