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Our Top 3 Episodes of 2021 [Nexus Podcast]

Our Top 3 Episodes of 2021 [Nexus Podcast]

Hey everyone,

We've got something a little different for you today. In celebration of the end of 2021, we've pulled the top 3 episodes of the Nexus Podcast to share with you.

Before hand out trophies, we also would love some feedback from the community.

It's the season of giving! After serving you lots of free content over the course of this year, the only thing we ask for in return is some feedback to help us do better next year.


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The Top 3 Episodes of 2021

We've had a ton of fantastic guests throughout 2021, but these are the most downloaded episodes*!

Definitely give these a listen if you haven't already - and if you have, you may find additional value in a revisit! Let's jump in and see what all the hype is about.

*This list is admittedly a little skewed, as we migrated to new hosting platform halfway through the year.

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🥇 #056: Sabine Lam unpacks Google's Building Operating System (BOS) program

Episode 56 was a very enlightening conversation with Sabine Lam, Google's Building Operating System Global Lead for Real Estate and Workplace Services. This is a fantastic discussion that landed itself in our #1 spot for most listens and downloads.

This episode unpacks what the building operating system is, the goals Google has that depend on it, and what needs to change about how buildings are built in order to enable it.

Here's a quick quote from Sabine's interview:

"You feel like you're tackling an impossible problem because you're looking at such a broad set of solutions or in our case, now we're looking at such a broad set of manufacturers, and so many devices in our building, and every building is different. How can you ever address that?"
—Sabine Lam

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🥈 #058: Darlene Pope on the history of smart buildings, the 3-30-300 rule, and where we're headed

Episode 58 is a conversation with Darlene Pope, President of North America for Planon. Darlene's episode landed in the #2 spot in our list with an impressive amount of listens across the board!

This episode took a fascinating tour through Darlene's career path and she shared how the definition of a smart building has changed throughout that time and where it's headed in the future.

Here's a quote from Darlene:

“So you start seeing this cross pollination, worlds colliding, the traditional digital workplace applications with the traditional smart building solutions. "
—Darlene Pope

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🥉 #069: Dana Guernsey on building a grid-interaction platform

Anyone notice a trend?

Episode 69 is a conversation with Dana Guernsey, Chief Product Officer at Voltus.

Dana is an energy markets expert at the forefront of integrating commercial and industrial distributed energy resources into electricity markets across the United States. This episode achieved the spot of the 3rd most listens and downloads of our 52 episodes this year.

James and Dana talked about how platforms like Voltus are filling the gap between portfolios of buildings on one side and the electricity markets on the other. Each has its own complexity and Voltus is out to smooth that away for building owners in order to capture the value of each building's demand flexibility.

Here's a sneak peek:

“The whole thing is just getting up-ended and for building owners, they can't just close their eyes and not realize that the building is very much part of that."
—Dana Guernsey


That's all we've got this week! Take some time to listen to these discussions and let us know what you think - did you have a personal favorite from 2021?

—The Nexus Labs team

P.S. Don't forget to take that survey! We promise we'll make it worth your while in 2022.