In this episode of the Beyond Buildings Podcast, we talk to the energy guru, question-asker, engineer, analytics nerd - James Dice! He is like Moses in the BAS/BMS energy space for building automation and brings his followers to the promised land. Possibly, by separating the hardware from the software and into the open we go.
We talk about:
Being humble, standing on the shoulders of giants and learning from the past
Emerging analytics platforms, and the similarities with Apple and Android
Lock-in effects, ecosystem approaches utilized for good
The separation of hardware and software paradigm
Edge and cloud strategies for smarter buildings
“The Overlay Paradigm” for buildings
The Vitruvian Virtues
James discusses the reality as it is with an overlay paradigm and that there are millions of buildings that will stay the same, not having access to cutting edge tech in a while. So we’ll be having old, old, old, underneath, new at the top, with an overlay approach that will probably go on for the next 25 years, if not more.
But why are we doing this? Why are we trying to optimize buildings? Is it for the sake of energy efficiency? People? The planet even?
- Listen and find out!
And if you like this episode and are into building automation/energy efficiency you should check out the amazing newsletter/podcast Nexus that James is running. It is awesome and you will definitely learn a lot!
- Listen in and hear what the world was like Pre-COVID and what a discussion between building automation nerds sound like.
Please leave a comment, share your thoughts, and give us some input on how we can improve for the future! Because it’s the data we don’t have, that will change our lives!
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And finally a big thank you to James, and to the Beyond Buildings podcast Sponsor:
Platform of Trust whos helping companies turn data into actionable insights!
James Dice , Building Automation Specialist
Terry Herr of Intellimation
Automated Buildings and Ken Sinclair
Phillip Kopp of Conectric
Hub API systems
Clayton Christenson and the Jobs To Be Done framework
James’s essay on Digital Twins and the 2 main jobs to be done