Company Strengthens Commitment to Sustainable Design in Emerging Markets
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced that it has joined the China-U.S. Center for
Sustainable Development and its Founders' Circle. The Center is a joint
initiative of government and business leaders focused on accelerating
sustainable development in China, the United States and the world. Joining
other industry leaders including Intel, HP and Ford, Autodesk -- the world's
leading provider of design software and a partner to top architects, engineers
and product designers -- is committed to driving awareness and increasing
adoption of sustainable design around the globe.
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"Autodesk is an industry leader who has shown a commitment to sustainable
design, and we welcome them to the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable
Development," said William A. McDonough, FAIA, Founding U.S. Chair. "By
providing designers and developers with the tools to analyze and predict
design performance, Autodesk will play a crucial role in increasing
sustainable development in China. Autodesk technology enables us to determine
the behavior and impact of buildings, infrastructure and products on
communities and the environment before they are built."
The China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development was founded in 1999, and
is working to set the standards for sustainable development in China and the
United States through a new form of cooperation among the business community,
governments, universities, research institutions and non-governmental
organizations. The Center encourages the adoption of technology that will
enable the creation of sustainable environments and focuses its work in three
- Designing and developing urban "new towns" and rural villages to
demonstrate the effectiveness of cradle-to-cradle design principles.
- Training and building capacity among public and private officials in
China to plan, protect and develop rural areas, urban centers and real
estate developments based on cradle-to-cradle design.
- Creating sustaining enterprises that enable commerce, communities and
nature to thrive and grow in harmony.
"China is one of Autodesk's most important emerging markets and as one of
the world's fastest growing economies, it is facing a severe shortage of and
high demand for natural resources," said Carl Bass, President and CEO of
Autodesk. "Autodesk solutions are used around the world to design sustainable
buildings, infrastructure and products and will be able to significantly
assist China to address its sustainability challenges. Autodesk is committed
to helping China increase its focus and expertise in sustainable design, and
we look forward to helping the Chinese government realize their sustainable
ideas through the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development."
Autodesk, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 company, wholly focused on ensuring that
great ideas are turned into reality. With seven million users, Autodesk is the
world's leading software and services company for the manufacturing,
infrastructure, building, media and entertainment, and wireless data services
fields. Autodesk's solutions help customers create, manage and share their
data and digital assets more effectively. As a result, customers turn ideas
into competitive advantage, become more productive, streamline project
efficiency and maximize profits.
Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. For
additional information about Autodesk, please visit www.autodesk.com.
NOTE: Autodesk is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA
and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks
belong to their respective holders.
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