Case Studies and Success Stories

Page Earns 2 LEED Pilot Credits Using Autocase

LEED’s Informing Design credits give points for showing the co-benefits of your project.
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HOK Making It Easier for Clients to Justify Green Building Costs

Traditionally, HOK used qualitative techniques to help tell a compelling story for its design recommendations. But without robust data, they were only able to paint a partial picture.
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SFO Makes the Case for Sustainability Investments and Design Elements

The $2.4 billion redevelopment of San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Terminal 1 will elevate SFO’s standard of providing a world-class, environmentally friendly travel experience. What is the total cost of ownership and the broader social and environmental impacts of SFO’s redevelopment?
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Design Team Uses Autocase to Pursue Project and Inform the Client of PHIUS 2018 + Timber Design Benefits

The design team used data and metrics to support and differentiate their project pursuit. They were considering varying three material frames of a building and showing the impacts of pursuing PHIUS +2018.
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Justifying the Added Expenditure of a NZE Building for City of Toronto

As part of the City of Toronto’s response to the climate crisis, the feasibility of NZE buildings is being evaluated from technical and financial angles.
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Comparing the ROI of Seven EEMs to reach ZNE cost-effectively

The design team wanted to quickly compare the models side by side for the financial performance and implication to operational carbon from eliminating natural gas.
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Airport Sustainability team Uses Autocase to Help Bolster the Business Case for Dynamic Glazing

The DFW Environmental Affairs department was interested in evaluating whether the replacement of their existing baseline low-e glass with dynamic glazing was feasible for their 5 current terminals and their newly proposed terminal.
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Autocase Informs Massing Options by Showing Tradeoff Between Upfront & Operational CO2

A design team was considering how to compare four different massing options to select the best design from a life cycle carbon perspective, while also accounting for costs.
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Early Stage Justification for Sustainability Features

A new office is being considered on the SFO campus, and the airport wanted to better-understand three sustainability investments at the planning stage.
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Green Infrastructure for Watershed Planning

Autocase assists the City of Pittsburgh in conducting Triple Bottom Line Cost Benefit Analysis (TBL-CBA) as part of its “Green First Plan”.
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Informing on the Value of Sustainable, Healthy, Resilient Design

Autocase allowed ATL to satisfy requirements of a LEED® Pilot Credit and provide insights into the value of replacing Fire Station 40 to LEED standard.
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LEED Investments Evaluated on an Architect’s Home Turf

Leading AE firm, Dewberry, assesses the costs and benefits of their own headquarters renovation.
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Energy Retrofits as Public Policy

How can Miami-Dade County get buy-in from building owners on their policy?
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Vancouver Considers Alternatives for Ownership of Landfill Gas Upgrading Facility

For the City of Vancouver, Triple Bottom Line Cost Benefit Analysis (TBL-CBA) provides an objective, transparent, and defensible business case framework to assess ownership structure for an environmentally beneficial project.
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Barr Optimizes the Value of a Redevelopment Site

Autocase helps Barr Engineering quantify the benefits of green stormwater design alternatives to redevelop a former industrial site into a “21st century community”.
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Leveraging TBL-CBA for a Utility Infrastructure Master Plan

HNTB uses Autocase to prioritize utility infrastructure designs for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). 
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Who Benefits from a Green Warehouse?

Prologis evaluated Triple Bottom Line (TBL) return on International Park of Commerce.
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Quantifying the Value of Upgrade Options for Biogas Cogeneration

For MMSD, Autocase helped drive home the importance of their strategy for energy independence by capturing the extent to which this would contribute to both hard and soft dollar savings.
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