Case Studies and Success Stories
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.