This does not replace big picture understanding but it seems to be a good tool that guides you with a wizard-style user interface step by step through sustainable design principles and technologies for every phase of the project life cycle – whether new construction or renovation. Autodesk has published this guide for all to read on sustainable design.

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Decisions made early in the process can deliver significant results when it comes to the efficient use of energy, water, materials and land in a final project design. Using this guide will help you better understand which decisions are critical – and what steps to take to create and deliver more sustainable designs.

It is time to build better, so let’s get started. Explore each project phase for opportunities to design and deliver more sustainable projects. Check it out …