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Image Source: Philly.com You might remember our post a couple of months back on the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey, and how it did not seek LEED certification, despite an impressive list of green features. Well, a hundred miles to the south, the Philadelphia Eagles are showing no such constraint with their home, Lincoln […]

Global Snapshot

Posted : February 4, 2011 by Kaye

Is 2011 going to be another exciting year for sustainable design? We scanned the globe for some awe-inspiring projects as we welcome in the New Year. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore: Dubbed a master class in green architecture, the lotus-inspired ArtScience Museum is a living, breathing embodiment of the ArtScience theme. The Museum will feature naturally […]

Are you the “architect type”?

Posted : February 2, 2011 by Kaye

And is that a bad thing? A recent study by Robert Gaarder, a leadership coach and consultant on organization development, thinks architects might come with certain personality traits. ARCHITECH Magazine featured his findings this week, and there’s been quite the buzz on the Internet. His findings? “…the most frequent type among the architects was ENTJ–extraversion, […]

Green Building Growing Despite Recession

Posted : February 1, 2011 by Kaye

We’ve been discussing the incredible potential of green building, and how it can flourish even in this economy. Well, potential has given way to actual proof. According to a report by McGraw-Hill, “The value of green building construction projects begun in 2010 was 50% higher than in 2008…representing 25% of all new construction. The report […]

Questions and AEC 3: UK Compliance

Posted : January 28, 2011 by Kaye

This month, we have had loads of questions from you about UK Compliance and the changes with Part L 2010. So we will be focussing on how to use the Virtual Environment to create UK EPCs, if you are outside of the UK, sorry, this one is VERY specific! As many of you will know […]

Cancun Climate Talks and 350.org

Posted : December 1, 2010 by Kaye

Last year it was Copenhagen this year it’s Cancun – as Global Officials are meeting in Cancun for climate talks, people around the world are standing up and putting their name (and face) to the cause. The 350.org are on a mission to unite people around the world on the issue of Climate Change, with […]

Are you coming to Greenbuild?

Posted : November 12, 2010 by Kaye

We’re going to Greenbuild in Chicago next Tuesday, will we see you there? We are exhibiting at booth #516, where we will join hundreds of exhibitors in discussing our newest initiatives and showcasing our work. The Future of LEED Energy Modeling is here! Find out all about our exciting new LEED Energy modeling tool, the […]

Questions & AEC: 2

Posted : November 3, 2010 by Kaye

We’ve had a few requests this month to discuss what support we provide for people looking to learn the software from scratch. We offer loads of ways to help you learn the software… 1) Have you tried our “Getting Started” Tutorials? You can download an example model and work through the PDF Guide, which provides […]

Freeing Bim

Posted : October 22, 2010 by Kaye

Today we’re pinching our blog from our MD’s own site… Speaking at a recent Autodesk BIM conference Paul Morrell, the UK Government’s chief construction adviser said “We have commissioned a team drawn from BIM users across the industry, both clients and suppliers, and software developers, to prepare a route map that shows how we can […]

Football season kicks off in the US this month, and the Big Apple has a brand new green home for its two teams. 2010 is the first season for the New Meadowlands Stadium, the new 82,000-seat home of the Giants and the Jets, in East Rutherford, NJ, just a few miles west of New York […]

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