Are you struggling with where to start when it comes to learning building automation?

Building Automation Systems (BAS) can be confusing!

A building automation system is a combination of HVAC, electrical systems, and information technology. And here's the deal, not understanding any one of these systems can cause you to make mistakes that will damage your projectreputation, and business.

Plus, if you are trying to get a job in the BAS world, having to learn all of these systems can be OVERWHELMING!

You see for decades now facility managers, engineers, sales professionals, and technicians have struggled with learning building automation systems!

Up to this point, your only solution was to spend years working with a mentor and hopefully, after several years of learning, you'd know enough to make it in the controls world.

The problem is, these mentors who have guided folks down the BAS path are leaving the BAS space...

And they are leaving fast... 

The good news is that on this page I am going to show you how you can learn the fundamental knowledge around BAS that you need to know to succeed in this space.

And I'm not going to just show you how to learn... 

I'm going to show you how to massively accelerate your learning and skip over the experience gap that many folks struggle with.

If you work in the BAS space then you absolutely need to know this knowledge.

The Most Comprehensive Guide you will ever find an absolute must-have for all engineers. 
-Paul Duffield

After all, things are changing...

Building automation systems are changing so fast that it is hard to keep up. The old method of attending a yearly seminar and relying on courses taught by folks, who haven't touched a BAS in decades simply doesn’t work. 

If it did then why are so many BAS professionals struggling with:

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    Making design decisions that at best aren’t efficient and at worst end up with lawsuits and relationships that are damaged beyond repair 
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    Incomplete knowledge that keeps you up at night waiting to be called out at a job site or facility meeting for your “lack of knowledge.”
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    Failed upgrade or integration projects that damage equipmentcost people their jobs, and maybe even their lives

You know I'm right, you've seen it all too often: 

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    Controls projects 90% done
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    Points showing up unreliable 
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    Controls sequences that don't even adhere to the basic laws of physics....

You know how close knit the controls community is. Do you really want your name tied to bad sales proposals, design specifications and control installs?

The Good News Is You Don't Have to Be Alone on This Journey

My name is Phil Zito:

I am the CEO of Building Automation Monthly, where we've taught over 3,000+ building professionals how to master, succeed, and grow in their careers.

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    I have designedimplemented, and managed, complex systems integration projects with (AT&T, Eli Lily,  Intel, Microsoft, Monsanto, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota, and many, many more)
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    I have two Masters Degrees, one in Information Assurance (Cyber Security) and one in Information Systems
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    I hold the following certifications LEED AP BD+CCEM (Certified Energy Manager), CCDA/NA (Cisco Certified Design and Network Associate), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and TOGAF (Enterprise Architecture) 

I don't tell you all of the previous stuff to brag, rather to show you that I am more than qualified to guide you on your BAS journey.

But it wasn't always this way...

In the summer of 2007, I was a new military veteran caught up in corporate downsizing.

Panic set in.  There I was six months after leaving the military with my wife and 1-year-old daughter depending on me to make ends meet...

So how did I go from searching for a new job to:

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    Leading the technical integration program for Johnson Controls
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    Gaining experience working on most of the major building automation systems in existence
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    Designing the integrations for some of the most complex buildings on the planet
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    Being published in top trade journals like the ASHRAE Journal and speaking at conferences like IBCon, ASHRAE Expo, and the Smart Buildings Conference

I did this by spending every night for five years researching and applying knowledge on building automation systems. Sounds exciting right?

But there is good news. You don't have to spend five years to learn building automation​.
You can shortcut the whole learning process because I have gathered all of this knowledge into a single reference that you can use to immediately shortcut your competition and accelerate your building automation career.

Buy the program, it's a brilliant reference guide! Coming from a dyed in the wool controls guy, 39 years and still going. 
-Dave Phillips

It Worked For Me, And Why It Will Work For You 

Here’s what it did for me… 

This knowledge took me from struggling to make $40,000 a year as a building automation technician in 2007 to making a healthy six-figure salary in early 2009 and for the past seven years!

A few of the other benefits I've gained from this knowledge are:
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    The opportunity to work on some of the most complex building automation projects in the world 
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    The invitation to present at industry conferences like IBCON, ASHRAE Expo, Smart Buildings Conference
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    Being the technical subject matter expert in some of the most complex sales pursuits 
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    Rapid advancement and a successful career in building automation at Johnson Controls, a Fortune 100 company 

This is THE program to either get you started in the world of controls or to further your education and understanding of principle concepts.
- Joe Baucum

The Ultimate BAS Learning Experience

When you order our new program, Building Automation Systems A to Z: How to Survive In A World Full of BAS, today, you will be able to:

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    Avoid spending hours searching to find answers to your building automation questions  
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    Become the person everyone turns to for their questions on building automation systems
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    Execute your building automation integration and upgrade projects, On-time and on-budget when you follow my step-by-step processes  
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    Make yourself the hero of your controls group by reducing the number of equipment failures and control system maintenance 
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    Know intuitively how to prioritize maintenance tasks and manage building automation systems with my step-by-step processes

All of this comes from our new program.

And here’s the deal. The knowledge we are going to give to you is invaluable. This knowledge has dramatically accelerated my career and given me opportunities I could only dream of. 

Below you can see a summary of the 15 modules that are included in this program:


Part 1: Core Knowledge

  • Module 1
  • Module 2
  • Module 3
  • Module 4
  • Module 5
  • Module 6

Module 6: Standards And Organizations

Duration: 48m

Understand the key standards that affect building automation systems and learn the organizations that are focused on the building automation industry.

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    Understand the pros and cons of each different BAS architecture type so you can advise your customers 
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    Know when to use BAS servers and when to avoid them... 

Part 2: The Art of Buying, Installing, and Upgrading a BAS

  • Module 7
  • Module 8
  • module 9

Module 7: Procurement

Duration: 52m

Demystify the procurement process, learn  how to work with procurement during the different phases of the process, and learn how to deal with cost segmentation and value-engineering.

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    The secret of using the bid form to your advantage (don't let price hold you back from getting a value based BAS)
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    The secret of the procurement process (and what actions you should take during each step)
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    Three methods for dealing with cost segmentation(these methods make pricing a win-win for the customer and the contractor)

Part 3: After the Trucks Leave Supporting Your BAS

  • Module 10
  • Module 11
  • module 12

Module 10: Managing A BAS

Duration: 50m

Create a solid management program for a buildings automation system and learn how to create standards for your future building automation systems.

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    The six tasks that you should use your BAS for (if you don't do task number four you will end up paying thousands of dollars to a BAS contractor to fix your BAS)
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    The step-by-step process to create BAS standards (these steps will guide you through creating a BAS standard even if you've never created one before)
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    The eight troubleshooting steps that you need to know (these steps have saved my customer's thousands of dollars and solved previously unsolvable issues in a matter of hours)

Part 4: Advanced Topics: Analytics, IoT, and Systems Integration

  • Module 13
  • Module 14
  • module 15

Module 13: Analytics

Duration: 35m

Learn the difference between analytics and trends, what analytics are, how they work, and when they are right for a building.

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    This one step can save you thousands of dollars on your analytics projects (it can also let you know if your BAS can even support analytics in the first place)
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    Implementing analytics is the best way to find problems in your BAS-yes? NO! (you should first use trends to analyze your BAS for issues and then apply analytics strategically, this will help you to avoid analytics overwhelm)
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    The six-step process for implementing analytics (I've used this exact process with several Fortune 100 companies)

This program has so much to offer to someone starting out in the field. Phil covers all the bases.  He makes you think through of all the levels that a BAS technician has to navigate.  This program even has information to help deepen the knowledge of an experienced technician.  I would even recommend this to IT professionals who are being tasked to oversee Building Automation Systems.
-John Corey

I'm Adding $3,347 Of Bonuses To Make This a No-Brainer Decision

#1 Video Summaries of Each Module ($3,000 Dollar Value)

For BAM customers only, you will get access to my video summaries of each chapter. The only other way to get these videos is to purchase my Building Automation Systems A To Z Video Course, which will cost $2,000. 

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    Get in-depth explanations of key concepts in the program
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    Access the audio and video from the recordings


#2  The Building Automation Standards Template ($99 Dollar Value)

You can use this template to create a building automation system standard. Having a standard for you or your customer's building automation system is invaluable!

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    A step-by-step template that you can utilize to create BAS standards
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    Videos to help you utilize and implement the template


#3 The Building Automation Evaluation Template ($199 Dollar Value)

This template will help you to evaluate the capabilities of building automation systems you currently have and building automation systems you are looking to purchase.

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    A detailed checklist to help you in evaluating building automation systems
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    Videos to help you utilize and implement the template


#4 Building Automation IT Readiness Checklist ($49 Dollar Value)

This checklist will help you ensure that you have all of your IT "bases" covered for any new or existing building automation system.

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    A multi-faceted checklist to guide you through detailing out your current IT settings
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    The key information you need to gather to make sure your not waiting for IT when you install a BAS

Phil's program covers all of the aspects of controls in a very easy to understand format.  It's very challenging to create a program that covers such a broad demographic and yet somehow Phil pulled it off...
-Mike Zilm

You Are Protected By Phil Zito's "Grow In Your Knowledge Of BAS Or Get All Your Money-Back, No-Fuss, 30-Day Guarantee"

Our program Building Automation Systems A to Z comes with ​our No-Fuss, 30-Day, 100% Money-Back Guarantee. 

By the time you finish this program, you will:

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    Intuitively know the answers to building automation questions  
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    Be the building automation expert that everyone turns to  
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    Execute your building automation integration and upgrade projects, On-time and on-budget 
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    Reduce the amount of equipment failures and control system maintenance for your customers
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    Increase your income by taking on complex projects and new positions 
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    Know intuitively how to prioritize maintenance tasks and manage building automation systems

"My goal is to help you to take your knowledge of building automation systems to the next level. I believe that anyone can learn building automation systems. You do not need to be an engineer or even a technical person. It is my personal promise that I will teach you building automation systems, 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 BAM CEO

If at any time during your first 30 days of owning this program you feel that we have not provided you the ability to better understand, install, and support building automation systems then simply send an e-mail to and we will send you your refund within 3 business days. If you aren't satisfied for any reason, then we do not want to keep your money.

We want to be clear, there are no strings attached with our refund policy. You don't need to fill out a form or answer some questionnaire... and we promise we won't question you or pressure you to try to change your mind.

And you won't have to wait weeks for a refund. We will issue your refund within 3 business days.

Phil's program is a great way to learn all the little things about BAS that no one else teaches.
-Ed Harding

So Here's What To Do

Every now and then you experience a choice in your life that will impact everything you do from that moment on, this is one of those choices: 

You can continue with what you’ve been doing to increase your knowledge on building automation systems (or worse, do nothing at all). 

You know where that will lead. Is that really where you want to go?  

Or are you one of the few who will decide they’ve had enough of being just basic and will take a new action, and get a new result.  

So ask yourself, what do you want for yourself?  

If you’ve had enough with the status quo and you want the better way that I’ve shown you is possible then here’s what to do… 

Click on the link below and make your purchase. 

Make The Choice To Invest In Yourself

I want to choose to invest in myself by purchasing your program to massively grow my knowledge of BAS. 

Complete E-Program

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    One (1) Copy of the Electronic Version of the Book
  • One (1) Copy of the Audiobook version of the Book 
  • Access to over 15+ hours of video (Value $3,000)
  • Three templates to help you design BAS standards, evaluate BAS solutions, and meet IT requirements (Value $347) 
  • A dedicated Facebook group to share ideas and ask questions
  • One (1) Copy of the Physical Book (Free shipping inside the US)

Complete Physical Program

  • One (1) Copy of the Electronic Version of the Book
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    One (1) Copy of the Audiobook version of the Book
  • Access to over 15+ hours of video (Value $3,000)
  • Three templates to help you design BAS standards, evaluate BAS solutions, and meet IT requirements (Value $347) 
  • A dedicated Facebook group to share ideas and ask questions
  • One (1) Copy of the Physical Book (Free shipping)


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