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James Hansen: Why I Must Speak Out about Climate Change

Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.
Rocky Mountain Institute Building Efficiency Case Study: San Francisco Federal Building

Rocky Mountain Institute Building Efficiency Case Study: San Francisco Federal Building

The San Francisco Federal Building was designed to achieve performance and aesthetic goals, and has become a new urban landmark. This model workplace raises expectations for health, productivity, and creativity through these strategies: Natural ventilation Common space innovation Flexible floor plans Use of natural resources Living skin perimeter Rethought internal transit Elevated atrium You can...
Saul Griffith on Energy Literacy - Green:Net 2011 Slides

Saul Griffith on Energy Literacy – Green:Net 2011 Slides

The slides below are from last years keynote for GigaOm green:net 2011 Saul Griffith is the Chief Scientist at Other Lab. He has multiple degrees in materials science and mechanical engineering and completed his PhD in Programmable Assembly and Self Replicating machines at MIT. He is the co-founder of numerous companies, including Optiopia, Squid Labs,...

Autodesk Yale University BIM Symposium — Peggy Deamer

Hear Yale University professor, Peggy Deamer, present on BIM’s pedagogical placement in academia as she presented at the Autodesk Yale BIM Symposium.
Schematic Strategies and Workflows for Sustainable Design Development

Schematic Strategies and Workflows for Sustainable Design Development

“This Autodesk University 2011 class covers how to integrate GreenBIM as a part of your workflow and sustainable design development. Asbjørn Levring and Daniel Nielsen from the Danish Technological Institute discuss how to develop a schematic design strategy and predefined workflow with tools like Project Vasari, Ecotect Analysis, Revit Architecture, DesignBuilder, RADIANCE, and DAYSIM. Through...
Revit for Presentations: Graphics That “Pop” (2)

Revit for Presentations: Graphics That “Pop” (2)

Here we go, the presentation video can be now be shared of this grrrreat Autodesk University 2011 presentation. Head over to Jason Grant’s blog “Adaptive Practice” for some interesting Q&A and to download the source files.

High Performance Building: Perspective and Practice

Came across this again: “Rocky Mountain Institute and the U.S. Green Building Council had partnered in 2008 to produce a compelling film that documents the business case for building green. Thirteen LEED projects are profiled. This film features interviews with the CEOs, business executives, developers, school administrators, government officials, building managers, and design professionals who...
Free Thermal Imaging Guidebook for Building and Renewable Energy Applications

Free Thermal Imaging Guidebook for Building and Renewable Energy Applications

Thermal imaging cameras are powerful and non invasive tools for monitoring and diagnosing the condition of buildings. Energy losses, missing insulations, air leaks, moisture and many other building related problems become immediately and clearly visible on a thermal image. Also the renewable energy sector has discovered the benefits of thermal imaging cameras. Solar panel and...
Living Future 2011 Conference Presentations Available for Download

Living Future 2011 Conference Presentations Available for Download

I was thrilled going to the Living Future Conference earlier this year. This was a very inspiring event. Finally the presentations from most sessions are available for download. Go to the Living Future 2012 Conference site to find the download link ..
This Week: World Green Building Week 2011

This Week: World Green Building Week 2011

This week is World Green Building Week with numerous events taking place around the Globe. Check out the World Green Building Council list for events taking place in your region: http://www.worldgbc.org/site2/programs/world-green-building-week/world-green-building-week/ Via The Sustainable Design Toolbox ..

My First Revit Plug-in

Just came across this series of tutorials at the Autodesk website: “Are you an Autodesk Revit power user with an interest in becoming even more productive? Would you like to automate or extend the capabilities of Revit, but are new to computer programming? If so, then this guide is designed for you. “My First Plug-in”...
IES Virtual Environment N. American Roadshow with Architectural Seminars and Training Events

IES Virtual Environment N. American Roadshow with Architectural Seminars and Training Events

There is the N. American Roadshow from Integrated Environmental Solutions with Architectural Seminars and Training Events across North America going on right now. Integrated Environmental Solutions are the makers of a suite of simulation tools that support an integrated design process from the earliest conceptual validations to in-depth system and compliance modelling. IES comes to...