Thursday, April 22, 2010

The new Autodesk Sustainable Design Center website is launching today!

On April 22, 2010, Earth Day, Autodesk will be launching a revised and updated Autodesk Sustainable Design Center website.  This new site is intended to provide a one-stop resource for their customers, employees, channel partners, press, analysts and anyone else that want to find the most current news about their (Autodesk’s) sustainability accomplishments.  This new site is intended to eliminate Autodesk’s annual sustainability report.  Anyone needed that type of information can go to the new website.

Some of the highlights of the new center will be:

1. Clean Tech Development
2. High Performance Buildings
3. Teaching Sustainable Design
4. Green Manufacturing
5. Greening Government
6. Sustainable Urban Development and Design
7. Green Consumer Products
8. Smart Utilities
9. Better Roads and Transportation
10. Green Vehicles

Autodesk’s purpose in reworking this site is to help individuals and groups that need the tools to work towards sustainability in their design process have what they need from Autodesk to do so.  Over the past few years Autodesk has made a highly visible effort to provide tools relating to sustainability in design.  It’s a perfect match if you think about it.  Most of what civilization comes in contact with these days is and must be designed.  Autodesk has had a hand in design our world for over 25 years now.  To keep the world going and Autodesk going, they need to provide efficiently working tools, and tools that allow us to design efficient creations.

Why should any of use this site and how is it going to be different from the report?  It’s hard to say right now because the new site won’t be available to me while I’m writing this, BUT it should provide more up to date information via the web.  We won’t have to wait on the report.  Also, when I go to purchase design software I will be able to make a better informed decision.  IF I wanted to invest in Autodesk, this site will have relevant data on Autodesk’s carbon footprint, and other similar information.  Also, there will be sources of information on sustainable design, so anyone that is considering a journey down that path, they can go here for some basic data.

The link to the link hasn’t changed, it is still:  www.autodesk.com/sustainabledesign

There are other links from the site that might also interest you.  They are:

Autodesk Carbon Footprint 

Green Leader Perspectives 


Sustainable Design Resources

Teaching Sustainable Design 

Check out the site.  I’m sure it will be very useful.

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