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It has been noted that despite the pandemic, the natural world doesn’t care and perhaps even doing better since the economy has been shuttered. As we re-build we need to remember that the economy serves us, economic growth is not an end in and of itself.Read
It is becoming increasingly clear that people want a different "normal" after the pandemic. As governments spend, we hope we take the opportunity to think, debate, review, and plan for a smart recovery to a better quality of life. Autocase's post-pandemic call to arms - Part 1
When showing Autocase’s full carbon story, we are often asked about social cost of carbon.
My call to arms is that architects, engineers and other sustainability professionals need to gird themselves with the weapons of training and tools to run the numbers to avoid previous stimulus program mis-steps. Only then will we be able to make rational and informed decisions for the public good. The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure is providing the venue and tools to help guide how to ensure projects are done right and that the right projects are done.
It’s been a long week. Our San Francisco office cheered us up with this: Your quarantine name = How you feel + what you last ate. See below for an introduction to some of the Autocase team’s pseudonyms.
Since the first method for evaluating building sustainability, in 1975, till today, more than six hundred methods have been developed. Now we are converging on one standard.
Why do Autocase's climate scenario graphs have wiggles?
The Canada Infrastructure Bank should give us projects for the people and the planet as well as profit.
Autocase allows for unit conversions of inputs - on the fly.
As we rush towards possibly environmentally damaging projects or other get-someone-rich-quick schemes we need to make sure we are doing so with our eyes wide open. Cost Benefit Analysis reduces all dimensions of a decision – people, planet, profits – to one: net welfare. Are we, as a group, better off? This well-established and standardized approach needs to be used much more to guide us in our project and policy decisions. CBA values society’s best interests, the public interest.