“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.”
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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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Here’s this week’s deep dive outline:
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