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Let's introduce you to the site. If you just want to get the gist, here’s the TL;DR:

Nexus Labs exists to move the smart buildings industry forward, without the fluff.

On Tuesdays, we send out the renowned (and free) Nexus Newsletter. On Thursdays, we send out the (free) Nexus Podcast, where we interview leaders in our industry.

To receive both in your inbox, you just subscribe for free.

If you’re still curious, below you’ll find answers to these questions:

  • Why does Nexus Labs exist?
  • What is Nexus Labs?
  • Who subscribes to Nexus?

Thanks for being here!

James Dice, Founder, Nexus Labs

Why does Nexus exist?

If you’re like us, you’ve been wanting more unbiased, in-depth content on the smart buildings industry. How is the industry changing and where is it going? Which new technology products are hype and which are disruptive? We’ve learned it takes a lot of time to wade through marketing pitches, research papers, and shallow articles to find the signal in the noise.

That’s why we started Nexus in 2019—and why many of our members have joined. Since then, however, Nexus’ goals have grown in scope. Now we’re asking questions like: What’s holding the industry back and how can we move it forward faster? And you can join us in our quest.

What is it?

We send one free newsletter per week on Tuesday mornings and produce a weekly podcast. Here are some of the most popular editions and episodes:

  • Newsletter #14—Exploring Passive Logic's industry-disrupting ideas about controls, digital twins, and making analytics obsolete
  • Podcast #003—Nick Gayeski of KGS Buildings on FDD at scale and 5 waves of smart building tech
  • Newsletter #20—Automating utility cost auditing, edge-to-cloud architecture, the costs of FDD, evaluating FDD algorithms

To receive the weekly newsletter and the podcast, you don't need to do anything other than subscribe for free.

Who subscribes?

We’re engineers, energy managers, technology vendors, building operators, and real estate investors.

Like you, we’re trying to bridge the gap between two cultures—that of technology on one end and millions of commercial buildings on the other—to understand where we’re headed as an industry.

Want to go deeper?

Great! Here are a few options:

  1. Consider joining Nexus Pro, our membership community for smart building pros
  2. Learn more about our course, Nexus Foundations, an introduction to the smart buildings industry for changemakers.