Autocase recently released a white paper on how to prioritize building investments to help in reducing the spread of COVID-19. It is a summary of the building science literature collected to date on the relationship between Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning...
At Autocase we are not tree-huggers – we are people-huggers. Our people-first values are reflected in our methodology: Triple Bottom Line Cost Benefit Analysis values what we value and that is why we love it, because we are people-huggers.
GeoDesigning with Nature using Economics GIS creates maps and tools to that make designing at scale easy by putting the infrastructure and building decisions in context on a map to answer the question “what’s the best location”. TBL-CBA has taken the same starting...
The pandemic has highlighted some important price/value mismatches and I’d like to explain how what we, at Autocase, do and how it fits into the post-pandemic world.
All governments, infrastructure planners, designers and decision makers need to adopt a triple bottom line cost benefit analysis approach for building and infrastructure decisions to ensure that users, the environment and all stakeholders are best served by a post-pandemic stimulus package.
As we re-build the economy, we need to make sure that what we build reflects our values and that “public values help shape private value”. We need Triple Bottom Line Costs Benefit Analysis (TBL-CBA) to measure value and set priorities.
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.
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
The Canada Infrastructure Bank should give us projects for the people and the planet as well as profit.
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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