Posts tagged "web-based"

What if Google Street View Imagery would be in Infrared too?

Wouldn’t this be the greatest incentive to create a market for energy retrofitting? Read more on The Biggest Losers on the GREENLINE blog ..

New Version of Green Building Studio – Enhanced UI and New Weather Data

A new version of Autodesk Green Building Studio has gone live. Version 4.2 has a nicer user interface as well as new weather data for more parts of the globe (Central and South America, the Caribbean, Indonesio and eht Southwest Pacific, the Middle East and Africa have been added). The GBS weather data now covers...

Passive House Sliding Converter

Here is a handy sliding metric/US unit conversion tool for thermal performance units as well as ventilation, distances, areas, volumes and currencies amongst others. This design tool on the Passive House Institute US website is courtesy of Wolfgang Moeller.

Carbon Footprint Calculator for Buildings

The Rocky Mountain Institute has created an online carbon assessment tool called Green Footstep that helps architects, engineers, and developers understand how much a building contributes to global warming. Green Footstep reveals the design targets required to achieve carbon neutrality, net zero site energy, and other goals, and can be used on residential and commercial...

What is your Water Footprint?

You may have used carbon footprint calculators or ecological footprint calculators; now there is one for calculating your water footprint, too. The Calculator gives you an estimate of the total amount of water you use, what is called your water footprint. The Calculator takes into account not only the water used in your home, but...

Autodesk Releases Green Building Studio 3.5 – Works Now with Projects in Canada

Autodesk has announced a maintenance release of its web-based service Green Building Studio that brings the following improvements: Enable Simulation of Canadian Projects; This release features the much-anticipated ability to model projects in Canada with accurate Canadian weather files. Default Canadian utility costs have been included and are based upon the average rates for the...

Online Construction Carbon Calculator

The Construction Carbon Calculator estimates embodied carbon. Embodied carbon is the carbon released when a product is manufactured, shipped to a project site and installed. This calculator looks at an entire project, and takes into account the site disturbance, landscape and ecosystem installation or restoration, building size and base materials of construction. It does this...

Ecotect Analysis 2010 Sustainable Design Literature

Ecotect 2010 seems to be around the corner. It is obviously now called Ecotect Analysis 2010. See links below to download new interesting documentation on analysing Revit based design. “Customers who add subscription to their Autodesk Ecotect Analysis software license can access the Autodesk Green Building Studio webbased service for the duration of their subscription...

List of the 10 best Planning, Design, and Development Websites

This annual list of the 10 best planning, design, and development websites (along with a few honorable mentions) represents some of the top online resources for those interested in planning, design, and development. Planetizen listed the websites alphabetically, with host organization listed in italics if different from the website name. This list is based on...

Web-based Solar Design Tools

Sustainable by design provides a suite of shareware design tools on sustainable energy topics: Sun Angle Tools Window Overhang and Louvres Shading Tools Other Tools If you use the program, it is suggested to pay a small shareware fee to compensate the author for his work and to encourage him to continue to maintain and...

Inline Energy Analysis with Revit and Green Building Studio

Built specifically for architects and using gbXML for data exchange across the Internet, the Web service was one of the first engineering analysis tools to deliver interoperability between building designs and sophisticated energy analysis software programs such as DOE-2. The Autodesk Green Building Studio Web service enables whole building energy, water, and carbon emission analyses...

Autodesk updates Green Building Studio

Autodesk updated the recently acquired Green Building Studio. This web service integrates sophisticated engineer’s tools with architectural design software and enables architects to evaluate the energy use of their designs. Part of the update is a tighter integration with the 2009 line of the Revit platform. The external application was added to the Tool pull...