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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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March 21, 2020

Meet some of our connected but socially distant team: lethargic pistachio; caffeinated yogurt; and optimistic clif bar.

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.

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March 12, 2020

One Green Building Standard to Rule Them All

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.

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February 26, 2020

Climate Wiggles

Why do Autocase's climate scenario graphs have wiggles?

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February 19, 2020

How to Fix the Canada Infrastructure Bank

The Canada Infrastructure Bank should give us projects for the people and the planet as well as profit.

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February 19, 2020

Choose Your Units

Autocase allows for unit conversions of inputs - on the fly.

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February 13, 2020

It is Time to Reclaim the Public Interest

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.

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February 4, 2020

People, Data & Automation Trends

Two big trends will dominate the future for architects, engineers, and planners.

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November 6, 2019

Resiliency and Sustainability Experts Meet in Toronto

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.

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September 24, 2019

Reduced GHG Emissions: Building Owners Can Spread the Gains

It's Climate Week and buildings are among the “culprits” associated with the production of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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