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How to Evaluate Building Automation Systems

By Phil Zito on Mar 21, 2018 7:00:10 AM

Are you overwhelmed with how fast the BAS market is changing?

Do you find yourself struggling to keep up with systems and how to evaluate them?

Are you looking for an easy way to consistently evaluate BAS's that is vendor neutral?

If so you are in the right spot. 

Topics: Guides building automation systems Building Controls
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BAS Expert shares his 13 tips for optimizing systems

By Phil Zito on Nov 21, 2017 6:00:12 AM

"I’m new to building automation and it’s a bit overwhelming. What’s the first thing I should do?"

More and more, folks who aren’t building automation professionals are being put in charge of building automation systems.

I’ve compiled a list of 13 actions someone with a new or existing building automation system can take to make sure their system is setup to support them. The good news is that with a few actions you can reduce the risk of your building automation system failing.

Topics: Guides building automation systems Building Controls
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What is Tridium Part 1

By Phil Zito on Jul 3, 2017 6:00:51 AM

I'm proud to say that for several months now this post is the number 2 result on Google Search for "What is Tridium". So if you are landing here for the first time, first off welcome!

The post below is part of a 2 part series that seeks to provide an overview of what Tridium is and what Tridium isn't. At the end of this article, I will provide you some related articles and a chance to learn more about building automation.

Topics: Guides tridium building automation systems Building Controls Tridium
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What is Tridium Part 2

By Phil Zito on Sep 10, 2013 10:34:44 AM

In my earlier article, I went through a level review of Tridium. Much to my surprise that what is Tridium article became one of my most read articles and I continue to get e-mails asking me for greater detail.

A few of the questions I receive are:

  • How does a JACE really work?
  • What are the pros and cons of a platform sold through VAR's(Value Added Resellers)?
  • What do I need to know if I am looking into Tridium as an offering?

All of these are good and pertinent questions. As I mentioned in my earlier article Tridium exists as a middleware BAS platform that provides the ability to connect to other systems via API's (Application Programming Interfaces).

Topics: Guides tridium building automation systems Building Controls Tridium