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Phil Zito

Recent posts by Phil Zito

19 min read

Hydronic System Control Part 2

By Phil Zito on Mar 29, 2021 10:29:18 AM

Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back!  In this week’s post, we will be talking about chilled water systems.  We're continuing our series on HVAC Control and we have about two more posts left.  So, this week, we're going to cover chilled water systems, how they work, how they function, and then we'll look at air-cooled and water-cooled.  We’ll also look at cooling towers, partial load chillers, and lead-lag. 

Topics: hydronic systems chilled water systems
21 min read

Hydronic System Control Part 1

By Phil Zito on Jan 22, 2021 6:31:06 AM

Hello and welcome back!  This week, we have some great topics planned for you.  So, we had planned to continue our HVAC controls series by going through chilled water systems, but we're going to flip things around a little bit and cover hot water systems. 

Topics: Building Automation System HVAC hydronic systems
16 min read

Airside Unit Control Fundamentals Part 3

By Phil Zito on Dec 17, 2020 9:06:45 AM

Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back!  In this post, we are going to be talking about 100% outdoor air units and make up air units.   We're also going to be talking a little bit about mixed air temperature control.   

Topics: Building Automation System HVAC Airside systems
42 min read

Airside Unit Control Fundamentals Part 2

By Phil Zito on Dec 2, 2020 9:37:31 AM

Hey folks, Phil Zito here and welcome back!  In this postwe’re going to be continuing our series on HVAC sequences.  Now, in the previous two posts, we went through Space Control and we went through simple Rooftop Unit Control 

Topics: HVAC Airside systems
39 min read

Airside Unit Control Fundamentals

By Phil Zito on Nov 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Hey folks! Welcome back! This week, we are going to be continuing our series on HVAC Control Sequences. In our previous post, we went through airside space control and how we use conditioned air. We also talked about VAV boxes and how they're controlled as well as all the different point types. 

Topics: controls HVAC Airside systems
31 min read

Space Control Fundamentals

By Phil Zito on Nov 6, 2020 1:48:40 PM

Hello folks!  This week, we are going to begin a multi-part series on HVAC Control Sequences.  We’re going to cover several control sequences and I’ll provide you my thoughts as we go through these sequences, so that you can better understand what exactly we should be doing when we have control sequences as building automation professionals. 

Topics: HVAC
15 min read

Smart Building Project Management and Oversight

By Phil Zito on Oct 14, 2020 4:24:29 PM

Over the past couple weeks, I have been getting a lot of questions around Project Management. That’s why I released a Project Management episode, and that led to questions surrounding, “but what about owners”. What do owners do from a project management perspective?

Topics: building automation smart buildings
4 min read

How to Integrate Systems

By Phil Zito on Sep 23, 2020 11:38:44 AM

Integrating systems is not difficult. 

Topics: integration Protocols
6 min read

How to Identify What Vertical Market you Should Serve

By Phil Zito on Sep 1, 2020 11:43:48 AM

John is trying to grow his Building Automation Business from $12M in revenue to $20M in revenue over the next 12 months. Every Monday John and I have a call to discuss how he can make this happen. 

Topics: business
10 min read

Making Sense of indoor air quality

By Phil Zito on Aug 11, 2020 10:38:17 AM

You've probably been hearing a lot lately on the topic of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). And for good reason, recently a group of employees at Epic Systems to the tune of 89% of the employees expressing dissatisfaction with Epic's return to work strategy.

One of the key factors of a building that is perceived healthy is indoor air quality. But what is indoor air quality? SBA has compiled the guide to teach you what you need to know about IAQ.


Topics: Guides