The Nexus Podcast

A podcast for smart people applying smart building technology—hosted by James Dice. Each week, we fire questions at the leaders in smart buildings. It's our chance to explore and learn with the brightest in our industry—together.

"This podcast is a must-listen for anyone working in real estate, or interested in real estate sustainability and technology. James has done us all a service as an interviewer unafraid to dive-in and discover the ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of the technology and sustainability trends shaping the built environment."

—Ben Myers, Vice President, Sustainability at Boston Properties

"This is, quite simply, the single best resource for learning about CRE technology. It's all here. James is excellent at breaking down the terminology in a way that is accessible. The early episodes are just as relevant today."

—Joe Gaspardone, COO, Montgomery Technologies

"A neutral and informative podcast that's pushing the smart buildings industry in the right direction!"

—Christina Nelson, Business Development Manager, Siemens
Dec
01
🎧 #129: Decarbonizing New York City through Local Law 97

🎧 #129: Decarbonizing New York City through Local Law 97

“The tools that have always been successful at instigating change are benchmarking and performance standards. Let's use those tools and
53 min read
Nov
24
🎧 #128: James McGinniss on DER technology and the future of electricity consumption (Replay)

🎧 #128: James McGinniss on DER technology and the future of electricity consumption (Replay)

“The grid is starting to look a lot like the internet. These IOT devices are distributed, digital, user owned and
42 min read
Nov
17
🎧 #127: CRE Market Talk #1 with Mandi Wedin and Joe Gaspardone

🎧 #127: CRE Market Talk #1 with Mandi Wedin and Joe Gaspardone

“Don't spend your time with the laggards who don't yet see the need for (smart building technology). When they see
50 min read
Nov
10
🎧 #126: Decarbonization from the trenches

🎧 #126: Decarbonization from the trenches

“There is another use case for smart building systems and for BAS, and it is critical input data for designing
56 min read
Nov
03
🎧 #125: Sara Neff on the roadmap to absolute zero carbon

🎧 #125: Sara Neff on the roadmap to absolute zero carbon

“A building can only run as efficiently as its engineer knows how to run it. Unless you have an engineer-first
59 min read
Oct
27
🎧 #124: Tearle Whitson Tells the Inside Story of Microsoft's Smart Buildings Program

🎧 #124: Tearle Whitson Tells the Inside Story of Microsoft's Smart Buildings Program

“We can have all the technology in the world but dropping it into a building doesn't magically transform it. It
56 min read
Oct
20
🎧 #123: October 2022 M&A Roundup with J³

🎧 #123: October 2022 M&A Roundup with J³

“There's definitely still venture capital money out there looking for great companies, especially in the smart building space. As long
59 min read
Oct
13
🎧 #122: Matt Ellis on The New Business Case for Decarbonization and Why Platforms are Vital

🎧 #122: Matt Ellis on The New Business Case for Decarbonization and Why Platforms are Vital

"Real estate owners buy and sell assets and drive yield. So we needed to reframe little "e", the discussion on
43 min read
Oct
06
🎧 #121: Stacy Smedley on the Road to Zero Carbon Construction and Where Technology Fits

🎧 #121: Stacy Smedley on the Road to Zero Carbon Construction and Where Technology Fits

“Step one (of 3) on reducing embodied carbon emissions is to start thinking about if we have to build a
39 min read
Sep
29
🎧 #120: Fixing Offsets and Decarbonizing Buildings with McGee Young

🎧 #120: Fixing Offsets and Decarbonizing Buildings with McGee Young

Disclosure: Nexus Labs Syndicate is an investor in WattCarbon. “They're doing the same thing they did last year, but now
58 min read