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August 5, 2020

People-Huggers Not Tree-Huggers

At Autocase we are not tree-huggers - we are people-huggers. Our people-first values are reflected in our methodology: Triple Bottom Line Cost Benefit Analysis values what we value and that is why we love it, because we are people-huggers.

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June 22, 2020

TBL-CBA for Planners Using GIS

Designing with nature has led GIS to account for nature spatially and TBL-CBA to account for it in dollars. Designing with geographic and economic knowledge has the potential to lead to decisions as to the best location that satisfy most stakeholders.

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June 16, 2020

Price is Not Value

The pandemic has highlighted some important price/value mismatches and I’d like to explain how what we, at Autocase, do and how it fits into the post-pandemic world.

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June 3, 2020

Autocase’s Latest Features – June 2020

New Integrations with Autocase: Tally & Cove.Tool; Residential Projects; Mixed-Use Buildings; Real-Time Results; Sample Project; PV Cost Estimates; Results Export; Social Cost of Carbon; and accounting for future changes in Local Electricity Generation Emissions.

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June 1, 2020

Post-Pandemic Stimulus – Autocase’s post-pandemic call to arms – Part 4

All governments, infrastructure planners, designers and decision makers need to adopt a triple bottom line cost benefit analysis approach for building and infrastructure decisions to ensure that users, the environment and all stakeholders are best served by a post-pandemic stimulus package.

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May 25, 2020

Setting a New & Better Course – Autocase’s post-pandemic call to arms – Part 3

As we re-build the economy, we need to make sure that what we build reflects our values and that “public values help shape private value”. We need Triple Bottom Line Costs Benefit Analysis (TBL-CBA) to measure value and set priorities.

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May 18, 2020

Reassessing What is Essential and Important – Autocase’s post-pandemic call to arms – Part 2

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.

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May 11, 2020

Back to Normal – Autocase’s post-pandemic call to arms – Part 1

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

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May 4, 2020

How does Autocase Calculate the Social Cost of Carbon?

When showing Autocase’s full carbon story, we are often asked about social cost of carbon.

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March 23, 2020

Call to Arms for AECs: Guide to Stimulus Spending

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.

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