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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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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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