Enhancements Include Interactive Graphical Interface and New “How-to”
Resources for Green Building Renovators
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 12, 2009--
Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK), a world leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering
and entertainment software, has announced the availability of
major updates for the Autodesk Guide
to Sustainable Design for Architecture, Engineering and Construction.
Launched earlier this year at the American
Institute of Architects conference, the free online guide helps
architecture, engineering and construction professionals make better
informed decisions to achieve building performance goals.
The updated site now extends through the entire building lifecycle with
new features and tools targeting green building retrofit and renovation
projects, and an expanded focus on relevant issues of interest to
building owners and energy service companies.
“The growing number of building regulations and new stimulus funding is
creating rapid growth in the green retrofit market – a market that
McGraw-Hill projects will reach $10 to $15 billion by 2014,” said Phil
Bernstein, FAIA, vice president of industry strategy and relations for
Autodesk's Architecture, Engineering and Construction solutions arm. “We
enhanced and expanded the Autodesk Guide to Sustainable Design to
provide existing building owners, and AEC professionals, with practical
tools and information to help them achieve optimum energy efficiency and
minimal environmental impact for their renovation projects.”
New Features Promote Energy-Efficient Building Practices
The updated Autodesk Guide to Sustainable Design site now features a
unique graphical user interface that presents the user with two options, New
Construction or Renovation, each customized to the visitor’s
profession or industry selection. The guide offers detailed virtual
walk-throughs for all phases of a new design or renovation project,
allowing visitors to view key decision points at each stage of a
building’s lifecycle: energy efficiency, water efficiency and carbon
emissions. Along the way, users can learn how to effectively use
building information modeling (BIM)
process supported by tools for green analysis, visualization and
simulation, to foster multidisciplinary collaboration from the earliest
stages of a project and throughout the building lifecycle.
Other key enhancements include:
Decision Grid tool to help evaluate and make sound decisions at each
step of the process, and to understand how Autodesk tools can be used
to achieve green retrofit goals
Tools to show how to more quickly generate a 3D Autodesk
Revit Architecture digital information model from 2D photos of an
existing building to more rapidly conduct whole-building energy
analysis and evaluate renewable energy potential
White papers, podcasts and videos to demonstrate how to more quickly
and accurately achieve energy-efficiency and environmental goals for a
green retrofit project
BIM is an integrated process for exploring a project’s key physical and
functional characteristics digitally before it is built. Coordinated,
consistent information is used throughout the process to design
innovative projects and conduct analysis from the earliest stages,
better visualize and simulate real-world appearance, performance and
cost, and deliver projects faster and more economically, while
minimizing environmental impact.
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D
design, engineering and entertainment software for the
manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment
markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk
continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software
to help customers experience their ideas digitally before they are
built. Fortune 100 companies -- as well as the last 14 Academy Award
winners for Best Visual Effects -- use Autodesk software
tools to design, visualize and simulate their ideas to save time and
money, enhance quality, and foster innovation for competitive advantage.
For additional information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.
Autodesk, AutoCAD and Revit are registered trademarks or trademarks
of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA
and/or other countries. Academy Award is a registered trademark of the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other brand names,
product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk
reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any
time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or
graphical errors that may appear in this document.
© 2009 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.
Source: Autodesk, Inc.
For Autodesk, Inc.
Paul Sullivan, 603-289-8987