Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back. In this post, we are going to be looking at performing effective site audits. We're going to talk about what a site audit is, and we are going to look at seven tips that you can utilize to have more effective site audits when you actually do this.
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Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back. In this post, we are going to be tackling a conversation point that I've been hearing a lot lately. It's this concept that employers don't want to pay to train their people, which doesn't make a whole lot of sense for multiple reasons.
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Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back. In this post, we are going to be continuing along with talking about deploying IP controls and designing IP controls. So, in the previous post, we went through IP controls frameworks, things like that. Now we're going to start with some relatively simple diagrams, just talking about parts and pieces, and then we're going to get into some more complex diagrams and general theory.
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Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back. In this post, we're going to start what most likely is going to be a two-part series on designing and deploying IP BAS controls. So, what we're going to tackle in this post specifically is around the designing of IP, primarily around architectures, the three-step design process, and what you need to think about when you are using IP controls. Then, in Part 2, we'll actually get into Visio, we’ll lay out some architecture diagrams, and we may run through some IP controls deployments.
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Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back. In this post, we're going to be discussing what is an open building automation system. This topic has been getting a lot of noise lately on social media and on YouTube. So, I wanted to revisit an article we wrote a while ago about how to evaluate a building automation system where we go through what an open building automation system is and what are the types of openness in building automation systems. We're going to go through some criteria related to how to evaluate each type of openness and we're going to go through some spec language that you can utilize if you're a specifier, contractor, or an owner.
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Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back. Okay, so I've gotten a lot of questions and my team's gotten a lot of questions about how do I make this transition from HVAC to building automation? This is a really cool question because it is, in my humble opinion, a logical transition. You know, especially if you do residential HVAC, it takes a toll on the body. It starts to, you know, kind of break the body down, wear the body out, and I find that while building automation still gives you that physical experience, and you still get to work with your hands, you also can kind of reduce that wear and tear on your body.
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Hey folks, Phil Zito here, and welcome back. In this post, we are going to be discussing seven ways to avoid non-billable warranty calls. So, every year, at the beginning of fall, we see the same thing happen. The warranty calls start to come in.
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Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back. Today, we're going to be talking about installation. We've had a lot of questions come in lately about how to be effective at building automation installation. So, we're going to be talking about several tips that I have picked up over my career that have come to really help with building automation installation, and I hope that you're able to take some value from these.
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Hey folks, Phil Zito here, and welcome back. In this post, we are going to be covering how to engage owners in using their building automation systems. So, recently I put a question on LinkedIn, Facebook, and a couple other places, and I was asking, “What would you like to know about building automation?” One of the responses I got was, “Hey, how can we engage our owners in actually using building automation systems?”