Green Structures Speeds Development of Innovative Heat Recovery System
SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 8, 2012--
Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) has named Green Structures as the Autodesk
Inventor of the Year for 2011 for developing the Ventive
energy-efficiency system that is ideal for building retrofits.
Green Structures uses Autodesk Digital Prototyping software to transform the way the built environment's energy systems are planned, designed, constructed, maintained and operated. (Photo: Business Wire)
Members of the Autodesk manufacturing community from around the world
chose the U.K.-based company by voting on the community website. Green
Structures uses Autodesk
Inventor software and a range of other Autodesk
Digital Prototyping solutions to transform the way energy systems
are planned, designed, constructed, maintained and operated within the
built environment. The company was originally named Autodesk Inventor of
the Month December 2011.
As a member of the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program — an initiative
that provides Autodesk Digital Prototyping software to emerging and
established clean tech companies — Green Structures is an innovator in
passive heat recovery ventilation and thermal energy storage systems.
Thomas Lipinski, founder, managing director and CTO of Green Structures
said, “With access to the same world-class Autodesk professional
software as some of the United Kingdom’s largest manufacturers, we have
strengthened the quality and professionalism of our design process. It
is an honor to receive this award and be recognized for our work by the
Autodesk Manufacturing Community.”
The firm’s Ventive heat recovery ventilation system works with existing
chimneys to channel air and heat. This system contrasts with current
mechanical heat recovery ventilation systems, which require that complex
ductwork be installed throughout an entire building. Ventive can be
installed in less than 30 minutes, providing a far faster and less
expensive alternative for retrofitting buildings with the latest green
Green Structures relies on Autodesk Inventor, as well as Autodesk
Ecotect Analysis software, Autodesk
Simulation Multiphysics software and Autodesk
Revit Architecture software in its product design and development.
Access to Autodesk design and simulation technology provided a more
controlled environment to test designs, helping to make the design
process less costly, faster and with less guesswork.
Autodesk Simulation Software Saves Time and Money
Green Structures accelerated the prototyping process for its Ventive
heat recovery ventilation system through the use of Autodesk Simulation
software to digitally simulate wind tunnel tests and perform heat
transfer analysis, saving on physical testing costs of approximately
$1,550 (£1,000) per day. Autodesk reseller Envisage helped provide
training and support to enable Green Structures to more quickly
implement Autodesk Digital Prototyping software in the design process.
“Buzz” Kross, senior vice president, Design, Lifecycle and
Simulation at Autodesk said, “We join the Autodesk Manufacturing
Community in congratulating Green Structures for its standout
application of Autodesk software to transform energy systems.”
About the Autodesk Inventor of the Month Program
Each month, Autodesk selects an Inventor of the Month from the users of
Autodesk Inventor software, which takes manufacturers beyond 3D to
Digital Prototyping. Winners are chosen for engineering excellence and
groundbreaking innovation. For more information about the Autodesk
Inventor of the Month Program, contact us at IOM@autodesk.com.
About the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program
The Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program supports the efforts,
innovations and environmental advancements of clean technology pioneers,
providing world-class software to design, visualize and simulate their
ideas through Digital Prototyping. Clean tech companies in North
America, Europe, Singapore and Japan are invited to apply to receive up
to $150,000* worth of software for only $50. Access to a collection of
Autodesk industry-leading software includes up to five licenses of Autodesk
Product Design Suite Ultimate, AutoCAD
Revit Architecture Suite, Autodesk
Simulation Mechanical, Autodesk
Inventor Publisher and Autodesk
Vault Professional software. Get more
About Green Structures
Green Structures is a UK-based clean technology company working within
the built environment to develop commercially attractive low-carbon
building solutions. For additional information, visit www.greenstructures.co.uk.
Envisage is a UK-based Autodesk reseller that supplies complete 2D and
3D CAD/CAM systems including hardware, networking and bespoke
programming. For additional information, visit www.envisageuk.com.
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and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in
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