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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.Read
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.
Two big trends will dominate the future for architects, engineers, and planners.
Autocase hosted over 50 of Toronto's resilience and sustainability experts at Evergreen Brick Works for a day of conversation on high performance and resilient buildings and sites.
It's Climate Week and buildings are among the “culprits” associated with the production of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.