Reduce Rejected BAS Submittals and Create Designs that Work!
Without Spending Years in The Field
On this page, you will not only learn how you can do that but also:
  • Why understanding how to design a BAS is the single biggest indicator of your career growth (and how to learn it)
  • How "putting in your time" and learning BAS design the "traditional way" is a horrible idea

Most BAS designs are terrible... 

There I've said it. 

Most BAS designs resemble the ink blot paintings a 3-year-old creates and not the "Picasso's" and "Rembrandt's" you see in museums. But why is that? Why are most BAS designs so unbearingly terrible?

The reason is actually quite simple. No one teaches BAS design. Think about, the best designers in your office. Did they go through formal design training? Probably not...

So how then did they become good designers? If your designers are like most of the "experienced" designers I meet, they spent years doing design.

But the reality is, not everyone wants to spend years "doing" design. It simply doesn't make sense to have your sales people, programmers, project managers, and facility managers spending years "doing their time".

I mean think about it, isn't it funny that we use the same phrase we associate with a prison sentence, doing time with gaining experience. As if the design process is only something we can learn after years of unnecessary suffering.

But that's how people are, we just follow the same way everyone's always done it because that's what we were taught...
I'm Here to Tell you There's a different way
Consider this your wake up call. If you continue reading this page you will never think about learning design the same. Consider this your Matrix moment, do you take the Red Pill and change your view of learning


Do you take the blue pill and continue slogging along, doing things the way you were taught?

The reality is, you can learn 80% of what you need to know about designing a BAS in less than 4 weeks, spending 1 hour a night. That's 20 hours...

For some of you, this will absolutely shock you. Your initial reaction will be to doubt what I am saying. That's the programming kicking in. Telling you that this is different, it's unknown, it might not be safe.

But if what I said wasn't true, then how can you explain the hundreds of people I've taught design to throughout my career who in less than one month were creating BAS designs?

And if you dig a bit deeper, you will see that this has been true in your life as well. You've had those moments when things just came to you. You had massive growth.

I'm here to tell you that isn't because you're a genius (sorry to disappoint you) rather that is because you tapped into the 80% of what you need to know to be successful.

Further down this page, I am going to tell you how you can discover the 80% of knowledge that you need know in order to be a good designer but before I do that I need to know. 

Do you agree that there is a different way, do you believe, that maybe just maybe you don't have to spend 20 years learning design?

Learning Design is the Smartest Thing you Can do
Out of all of the skills I've gained throughout my career, one skill stood above the rest. This one skill was responsible for me earning $100,000+ from my 2nd year in my BAS career and beyond.

I think you know what skill that is...

If you said design you'd be absolutely correct When you know how to design you end up being:
  • The one the project manager calls in on all the project meetings to provide input
  • The one the sales people call when they need help coming up with a proposal or design.
  • Your text here...
I was the one called in on all the project meetings. When the sales people needed help coming up with a proposal or design, who did they call? And the reality about all of this is I learned to design a BAS in just a few months.

That's because an experienced BAS designer came by my side and taught me what I needed to know.

But it only works if...
you Learn the Right things

Here's the deal. So many folks who start learning how to design a BAS end up failing and the reason is they are failing is that they spend a ridiculous amount of time learning stuff I don't need to know.

The thing is, your learning journey doesn't have to be that way. Learning to be a good designer really comes down to four things:
  • Making sure you have a good sales to operations hand off
  • Ensuring you are working with the latest construction documents
  • Following a step-by-step design process to produce deliverables 
  • Ensuring your deliverables meet what is laid out in the construction documents
But yet despite me telling you this, some of you are going to go out and try to learn all these other things.

Here's the deal, you don't need to know how BACnet forms messages or geeky things like that. Don't get me wrong, I'm the uber geek but learning that stuff isn't going to help you design.

So the problem then becomes, who will teach you all of this?

How can you find someone who can teach you what to do during each one of design steps?

The answer for most of you is no-one.

Your boss probably doesn't have time, your designers are probably at 110% utilization, and none of the vendors have any incentive to teach this as it doesn't "sell product"...

So it looks like you are on your own...
But it Doesn't have to be that way

There is a way. I know you, just by making it this far I know that you believe there is another way. You believe, and maybe that belief is a tiny little flicker of hope, but nonetheless, you believe that you can learn this. If 

Well, my friend, I'm here to tell you this...

You have arrived here at the perfect time.

A time when all of the knowledge you need to know has been captured. Now you just need a way to get access to this information and you need to have someone who has been in your shoes...

Someone who has made the journey... So that you can take the hidden shortcut that I didn't know existed...
You're Not Alone
I have made that journey. I've been in your shoes. I've climbed up from the valley, I've slipped along the way but I've found the path to the top.

And I'm here to tell you, the view is great.
  • It's great to be able to sit in a meeting with sales and intuitively see the potential risks and scope gaps.
  • It's great to create design submittals and have the engineer pull you aside after the meeting and ask you if you have an engineering degree because he's never seen designs this good
  • It's great to get the Honor of working on some of the most complex projects because you are the one the construction team wants
That's why I created my Program
 I know from experience the feelings of accomplishment and growth both personal and financial that design knowledge can bring. And when I set out to start teaching BAS online, design was the first topic I wanted to cover. So then why I am only releasing it now you ask?

Great question!

I wanted to get it right. I knew that in order for me to teach design to you. I needed to create a course that covered the exact things you needed to know, in the exact detail, in the exact order.

I couldn't just wing it and rely on my knowledge.

And so from February 2017 to September 2017 I worked on this program. And then I did something no other trainer does. I rolled it out to a select group of 40+ BAS professionals from a variety of backgrounds across the globe to make sure I hadn't missed anything.
What lies ahead of you is the culmination of years of field experience working on hundreds of projects as the lead designer, tempered by the experience and review of over 40+ BAS Professionals.

This is the ultimate BAS Design training program.

But what is the program...

Here's What You're Getting With The Design for BAS Professionals Program(And Why You Should Purchase It)
The course consists of 6 jam-packed, knowledge bomb filled modules.

Each module is packed with videos that teach you the step-by-step process of a BAS design. Each module builds upon one another and takes you through the entire lifecycle of a BAS design. There is no fluff. Just straight up knowledge bombs for BAS professionals by a BAS professional!
Core: The Foundations
In this module, you learn the foundational pieces of the design puzzle that most folks miss.
Just A Few Of The Things You Will Learn:
  • Learn the different inputs for a BAS design, that way you have the right info from the start!
  • The four-phase design process that no-one else is teaching, understand this and your designs will always be on time! 
  • Five outputs that you absolutely must produce on every BAS design 
Phase 1: Initiating the Design
Just A Few Of The Things You Will Learn:
  •  Where scope items come from and how a scope of work is created, after all how can you know if something is wrong if you don't know how it is created...
  •  How to make sure you have the latest drawings and truly understand the scope of the project, no more drive by project handoffs
  •  How to dig deep into a specification and scope of work, learn exactly where to look for gotchas and landmines
Phase 2: Creating the Design
In this module,  we will walk through each step of the BAS design process. By the time you are done you will have produced a full-fledged BAS design (from scratch!)
Just A Few Of The Things You Will Learn:
  • How to process contract documents (specification and MEP Plans) to create a BAS submittal from scratch
  • One simple trick that will make your controller wiring diagrams ridiculously easy to understand 
  • The exact process I use to create my riser diagrams that increases the reliability of my field buses 
Phase 3: Modifying the Design
In this module, I teach you how to deal with rejected submittals and how to avoid being caught in the never ending cycle of design rejection.
Just A Few Of The Things You Will Learn:
  •  The simple step, that when done, will greatly increase your submittal acceptance rate
  •  The one thing you must do when you get a rejected submittal to make sure your next submittal is approved
  •  How to deal with difficult engineers that are asking you to create a design that won't work
Phase 4: Closing the Design
In this module, I teach you how to close out your BAS design.
Just a Few of the Things You Will Learn:
  • How to use documents you've already created to easily create checkout and functional test documents
  • The simple 3 step strategy I use to eliminate redline confusion 
  • The one place you want to check before you ever submit your closeout documents
Advanced Strategies
Just a Few of the Things You Will Learn:
  • How to adjust your designs for the new requirements of IP enabled controls
  • Why designing to scale is so hard and how you can make it easy
  • Strategies for working with existing designs, even if you have access to absolutely no documentation.
You Don't Have to Spend Years Learning Design
One of the questions folks ask themselves when they are looking at a training program goes something like this.
"What if I'm not Technical" or maybe it's like this "I'm in sales, engineering, management, I'm not an Design expert!" 

Well, I want to put that fear to rest right now.  My superpower is taking complex topics and making them easy to digest, understand, and apply. In this course, I bring that same level of teaching.  You will not get left behind and you will learn information that will apply to you even if you're in a non-technical role like sales.  
This is how Shea Dewald felt before Design for BAS Pros  "I felt that I knew little about BAS Design, the sales to ops handoff process, and everything that it takes to create a BAS design. I also didn't know much about the submittal process and closing out the design, so the entire course was very helpful and informative about the entire BAS process." 
But after Design for BAS Pros Shea feels like this "I feel more prepared to take on projects and I have a better understanding of the entire process that is required once I am awarded a job."
This is how Shea Dewald felt before Design for BAS Pros  "I felt that I knew little about BAS Design, the sales to ops handoff process, and everything that it takes to create a BAS design. I also didn't know much about the submittal process and closing out the design, so the entire course was very helpful and informative about the entire BAS process." 

But after Design for BAS Pros Shea feels like this "I feel more prepared to take on projects and I have a better understanding of the entire process that is required once I am awarded a job."
Even Professors Are Using The Course
When the professors are using the course, you know that it's good...

Leo SaLemi was struggling to create a class on design for his 3 year BAS Program. That was until...

The life changer came when I found out about Phil Zito and his Design For BAS Pros. It provided a wealth of new information so I could develop new material based on Phil’s experiences. It was very easy to put together a series of practical lectures and video material for the class to review (granted by permission, thanks Phil)

Design for BAS Pros is the goto program for learning BAS design!
You Are Protected By
Phil Zito's "Grow in Your Knowledge of BAS Design or Get All Your Money-Back, No-Fuss, 30-day Guarantee

My new program Design for Building Automation Professionals comes with my No-Fuss, 30-day, 100% Money-Back Guarantee. 

By the time you finish this program, you will:

  • Intuitively know the questions to ask during the sales to operations hand off
  • Be the BAS design expert that everyone turns to  
  • Eliminate project delays caused by design resubmittals, so that your projects are delivered On-time and on-budget 
  • Reduce the amount of installation issues with your BAS by providing clear, easy-to-understand designs
  • Increase your income by taking on complex projects and new positions 
  • Know how to read construction documents and discover potential project risks before they occur

"My goal is to help you to take your knowledge of Building Automation Design to the next level. I believe that anyone can learn how to design a Building Automation System. You only need to have the basic knowledge of building automation systems. It is my personal promise that I will teach you BAS Design, no matter where you are in your learning journey. I believe in my new program so much, I am offering a 30-day money back guarantee.  " - Phil Zito

If at any time during your first 30 days of owning this program you feel that I have not provided you the ability to better understand BAS design and create a BAS design then simply send an e-mail to and I will send you your refund within 3 business days. If you aren't satisfied for any reason, then I do not want to keep your money.
I want to be clear, there are no strings attached with my refund policy. You don't need to fill out a form or answer some questionnaire... and I promise I won't question you or pressure you to try to change your mind. (Just for the record I've had over 720+ customers, and have never had a single refund request!)

And you won't have to wait weeks for a refund. I will issue your refund within 3 business days.
What is this program worth
This program will pay for itself and here's why:
  • You will learn strategies and checklists to dramatically reduce your resubmittal rate. This alone will easily save you the cost of the course in the time you gain back. 
  • You will learn how to design a BAS from scratch, without leaving your house. You will not have to pay travel costs or take time off work.
  • You will learn only what you need to know in less than 20 video lessons. You will not be spending years studying for certifications or attending long drawn out training programs.
  • You will gain access to a network of fellow BAS professionals. You will have access to a network of BAS professionals that you will be able to ask questions from.
  • You will have 4 chances to have me personally answer your Design questions. You will be able to tap into my vast experience, which if you were able to buy would cost you $300/hr.
  • You will have permanent access to the course and all future updates. As students ask questions this course will continue to expand and I will be adding new content to it.
This course is the culmination of my decade worth of experience. I've spent over 4,160+ hours of studying after work acquiring this knowledge and I've spent over 200+ hours creating this course. The cost of my time and knowledge easily exceeds $250,000 dollars.

If the course accomplished just one of the things below:
  • Taught you the fundamentals of BAS Design without you having to travel or spend years in class.
  • Gave you access to a network of BAS professionals so that you can get your Design questions answered.
  • Taught you all of the gotchas and landmines that can send your submittal into hellish cycle of constant resubmittals.
Each one of those benefits would easily be worth the $3,000+ that traditional BAS training costs (if a course like this was offered, which it isn't). And the good news is that my program Design for Building Automation Professionals will deliver all THREE of those benefits and more!
I'm adding $4,993 of bonuses to make this a no-brainer decision
For those who order today, I have two special bonuses.
#1 Powerful fill in the blank templates (Value $1,999)
I will give you access to the exact templates I have created for myself to massively accelerate my ability to design a BAS. These are templates no one else has access to. 
  • Sales to Operations Handoff Checklist
  • Bill of Materials Template
  • Point-to-Point Checklist
  • Submittal Requirements Checklist
  • RFI | RFQ Submission Template
  • And so much more!
#2 Access to the BAS Fundamentals Webinar (Value $297)
In this webinar, I will walk you through the fundamentals of a BAS and take time to answer questions at the end of the webinar.
  • Shore up any BAS knowledge gaps that you may have
  • Learn the different parts of a BAS and how they work
  • Learn the different control methods for a BAS
  • Much more...
#3 Access to the HVAC Fundamentals Webinar (Value $297)
In this webinar, I will walk you through the fundamentals of  HVAC and take time to answer questions at the end of the webinar.
  • Learn about the different types of HVAC systems
  • Learn some of the most common HVAC control strategies
  • Much more...
#4 Four Group Coaching Calls ($2,400)
At least four group webinar calls to discuss any questions related to the course. 
  • Get any and all questions related to the course answered
  • Access the audio and video from the recordings 
It's time to decide
What lies before you is the best BAS design training for Building Automation System Professionals on the market. This training will give you all of the tools, processes, and checklists to design a Building Automation System.

But it's up to you. Only you can make the choice to invest in yourself. I can't make you click the button below. I've done my best to provide you the best training program on the market for the best value. I've shown you what will happen if you do not grow in your knowledge of design.

It's up to you now to decide which path you follow.

The path most people take is to continue along, ignorant of the change that is happening around them until it's too late and they've been passed by.

The other path, the one less traveled, is to choose to invest in yourself and grow in your knowledge of BAS design.

Which one do you choose....
Invest in Yourself
Yes, Phil, I want to choose to invest in myself by purchasing your program to grow my knowledge of BAS Design. I understand that when I reserve my spot today, I'm getting:
  • Access to all 6 Modules (teaching you the complete design process) (Value $4,500)
  • Ability to access the course online and not travel or take time off work (Value $1,000)
  • Powerful fill-in the blank templates (Value $1,999)
  • Access to the BAS Fundamentals Webinar (Value $297)
  • Access to the HVAC Fundamentals Webinar (Value $297)
  • Four Group Coaching Webinar Calls (Value $2,400 )
The Total ACTUAL Retail Value Of This Program Is $10,493

But your investment today is only $997

Choose your fate
One month from now you will look back, will you be among the professionals who have massively grown in their knowledge of BAS Design, increased the accuracy and effectiveness of their designs, and accelerated their careers...


Will you be still struggling, trying to learn the art that is BAS design while also competing against the pressures of work and personal life, pressures that are only getting stronger every passing day? I know which one I would choose...

I look forward to seeing you inside the course...
Frequently Asked Questions
Q  I'm not technical will this work for me
Maybe, this course assumes that you have at least (1) year experience with BAS and (1) year experience with HVAC. This can be sales, technical,  facility, or engineering experience. The important thing is that you understand the different pieces of BAS and the different types of HVAC equipment. If this isn't you then I recommend you purchase my book BAS A to Z.
Q  How much time will this take
This course was designed to be completed over 30 days. Each day will take on average 15 minutes. However, I unlock the entire course immediately so you could conceivably consume the information faster. I recommend that you follow the e-mail sequence I send out that way you are on pace with the rest of the class. 
Q  What makes you qualified to teach this
I have extensive real-world experience with  Building Automation Systems. I lead the integration program for one of the largest BAS manufacturers in the world.I have designed building automation systems for hundreds of projects.

In addition to this, I have led a $60M operations team with over 200+ projects in different states of execution at the same time. I understand how BAS Projects work and how the design fits into the project lifecycle.
Q  The course is expensive why do you charge so much
That's because you are thinking about it in terms of dollars, not value. Go with me on this for a second. How much time would it take you to learn how to design a BAS from scratch? How much time would it take to learn all of the experience I've gained designing hundreds of projects and leading a team that designed and executed hundreds more?

You are not paying for a course, you are paying for time. This course will teach you everything you need to know in the shortest amount of time possible and will help you shorten the learning curve by years. How much is that time, which you can never get back, worth to you and your company?
Q  How will I interact with you and other students
The course platform supports comments, which I encourage you to use for your questions.

In addition to this, there will be a Facebook group for interaction with your peers and sharing information. One of the things I can point most of my success to is developing a robust network of professionals who I can share ideas and questions with.
Q  What if I can't make the online group training calls
Prior to each call I will send out a form that you can complete in order to ask any questions you may have. I will answer submitted questions first and then will answer live questions with the time remaining.

These calls will be recorded so that you can watch them later.
Q  Do you provide group discounts
I do provide group discounts. The discount is based on the size of the group. Please e-mail me at for further details. 
Q  When will the class start
The class is online and self-paced. As soon as you enroll you will have life long access to the course!
Q  Do I have to access the course at set times
No, as soon as the course opens you will have full access to all of the modules. There will be a series of e-mails I send out with suggested timelines but if you want to consume the entire course over a couple of days you are more than welcome to do so.
Q  How do I access the videos
All of my videos are available on my course website which is supported by the best-in-class online training platform Kajabi. You will be able to watch the course videos online or download the course videos/audio to consume the content offline.
Q  How can I learn to design a BAS from videos
My friend, this course is so much more than videos. In this course, we will start with a scope of work, specification document, and mechanical plans. We will then proceed to build a BAS design from the ground up. There is nothing else like this in the market. Period!
Q  What if I have a question you haven't answered here
If you've followed me for any amount of time you'll know that I'm pretty transparent. If you have a question I haven't answered here please send me an e-mail at with your question, I'd love to answer it.
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