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🎧 #007: Thru Shivakumar of Cohesion on what makes a building intelligent

“Things in a building don't happen in a silo—all the operations happen together. So we can't look at the data coming off of it in a silo.”

—Thru Shivakumar

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Episode summary

Episode 7 is a conversation with Thru Shivakumar, CEO and Co-Founder of Cohesion, an intelligent building software platform.

  • We discuss what makes a building intelligent and how deep system integrations help with that.
  • We talk about digital twins, what they're used for, and the operating savings to be had by using them.
  • We cover some of the misalignment of incentives in real estate,
  • And much, much more.

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You can find Thru online on LinkedIn and at cohesionib.com.

Enjoy!


Mentions and Links

  1. Cohesion
  2. ESD Global
  3. Real estate cap rate
  4. WELL standard
  5. RESET standard

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Here’s this week’s deep dive outline:

  • My reaction

  • My highlights:

    • The difference between smart and intelligent buildings

    • Deep integrations and how they help create intelligence

    • Defining digital twins and their use cases

    • How the incentives in CRE haven’t been aligned for building intelligence

    • Why intelligent buildings are more valuable

    • IAQ is a big priority - what KPIs are WELL and RESET looking at and how can software platforms build those in?

    • Using a digital twin to weigh the decision between IAQ and energy conservation

    • The software capabilities cohesion is focused on

    • Thru’s COVID outlook

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