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Cloud-Based Collaboration for City Planning: Kimon Onuma at TEDxAmericasFinestCity

Kimon Onuma, FAIA, has been practicing architecture for three decades; building informed environments, ecosystems and cities. His firm is one of the first to use Building Information Modeling (BIM) on a large scale master planning project nearly two decades ago. His firm’s award winning BIMStorms are cloud-based tools and processes used for city planning and...

Solve for X: Nicholas Chim (Founder Flux Factory) – Sustainable Architecture at Scale

As the global population continues to increase, we face two huge problems: housing and climate change. Moonshot pioneer Nicholas Chim plans to use software and open-sourcing to design new buildings at a rate fast enough to support our growing population.

BIMObject BIMscript LENA Webinar

BIM script™is an open and freely available scripting language as well as a BIM object authoring solution, BIMobject® LENA. The solution is scalable and can describe products and components in a very intelligent way, creating configurable objects with parametric variations and different levels of detail. BIMscript™ is a subset of the C programming language and...

Cradle to Cradle Certified Solar Panels

Solar panels are usually considered a clean way of generating power, and this development makes them even more sustainable. The world’s first and only Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certified solar panels were launched last month by the US-based SunPower Corporation. All panels produced at its plant in Mexicali, Mexico, have achieved the silver level award,...
A CASE Webinar: Dynamo Now, Dynamo Next

A CASE Webinar: Dynamo Now, Dynamo Next

On May 8th the father of Dynamo, Ian Keough, stopped by the CASE office to discuss Dynamo’s future. It’s no secret we’re fans of Dynamo and use it lot in our own production at CASE, so it was a real treat to hear about Autodesk’s roadmap. From UI improvements to connecting Dynamo with robots, there...

Energy Analysis Enhancement in Revit 2016

Autodesk Revit 2016 introduces a number of powerful new Energy Analysis capabilities to help improve your design decisions earlier, and more regularly throughout the design process in an easier, more reliable, and cohesive manner than ever before..(For Subscription customers)

Winning with Life-Cycle Assessment

This session will provide an overview of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), related requirements for LEEDv4, and the Revit application Tally as a tool for analyzing and reporting LCA throughout design and construction. LCA is a relatively new process in building design and construction aimed at reducing a building’s impact on the environment, and offers another...
Greenbuild Session D10 - Getting the LCA credit in LEEDv4

Greenbuild Session D10 – Getting the LCA credit in LEEDv4

A big change in LEED rewards designers who use life cycle assessment (LCA) to verifiably reduce the environmental impact of buildings. Three points are available and they’re easier to achieve than they look. The new credit is Option 4 of the “Building life-cycle impact reduction” credit, part of the big leap forward in the LEED...

LEED to Recognize Living Building Challenge Energy & Water Requirements

Press release via USGBC .. April 3, 2015 (Washington, DC) – The U.S. Green Building Council announced today that it will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge (the Challenge) green building system within the LEED green building program. “USGBC and the International Living Future Institute, developers of the Living Building...
Cradle to Cradle Inspired Buildings

Cradle to Cradle Inspired Buildings

Our aim is to design buildings like trees and cities like forests. The Cradle to Cradle concept drives the design of the built environment toward a beneficial footprint that goes beyond sustainability. In this sense, the projects seek effectiveness instead of efficiency-which only means reducing the bad impacts on the occupants and the environment. Our...
Wizards of Weather - New Tools for Predicting the Effects of Climate Change

Wizards of Weather – New Tools for Predicting the Effects of Climate Change

 Wizards of Weather – New Tools for Predicting the Effects of Climate Change Promise Better-Performing and more Adaptable Buildings via Architectural Record Architects and engineers must consider a building site’s climate to create structures that efficiently keep occupants comfortable. There are, however, basic deficiencies in the weather data that they commonly plug into energy simulations....
Tally Life-Cycle Assessment Greenbuild 2014 Session

Tally Life-Cycle Assessment Greenbuild 2014 Session

Life Cycle Assessment at the Speed of Design – Greenbuild 2014 session by Jonathan Rowe (Autodesk), Roderick Bates and Ryan Welch (KieranTimberlake)