The presentation of research into permeable pavement using Autocase marked the end of Kirstin Richie’s work with us. Kirstin is a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto. We were sorry to see her go but happy to see her work presented. “The Costs and Benefits of Permeable Pavement at the Neighbourhood Scale – Using Autocase for Sites” was presented […]

Autocase has hired some great coop students from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Master of Arts in Business Economics (MABE) program. Our current coop student is the tallest yet – Vladimir Matovic – he stands head and shoulders above the rest of our staff. In addition to his high standing among his co-workers, he is also outstanding among his peers. Vlad is the […]

A new version of Autocase for Buildings is in beta testing and over the next few posts we’ll share some of the features you can expect to see come October. Financial analysis is obviously extremely important in making a business case for building designs. Someone has to pay money upfront for expected returns and needs to be convinced they will […]

A new version of Autocase for Buildings is in beta testing and over the next few posts we’ll share some of the features you can expect to see come October. We take water for granted and we over-use it and under-price it. It is more valuable than the money we pay to use it. Consider a data center that uses […]

We recently wrote about the growing number of climate attribution studies. This summer devastating wildfires are in the news in North America, heat waves are wildfires are also occurring in Europe. In a BBC news report of another climate attribution paper extreme heat waves are now being related to climate change: “The researchers found that in the weather stations in the Netherlands, […]

A new version of Autocase for Buildings is in beta testing and over the next few posts we’ll share some of the features you can expect to see come October. We have grown a lot of plants in our office this year. Blessed with large windows facing south and west we have grown flowers and vegetables from seed. The first […]

A new version of Autocase for Buildings is in beta testing and over the next few posts we’ll share some of the features you can expect to see come October. Midsummer in most offices is a battle over control of the thermostat. Shawls and sweaters are draped over shivering shoulders while others with shorts and T-shirts swelter and gasp. There […]

The City of Phoenix Green Infrastructure Cost-Benefit Study is now available online. You can access the report here. Given the importance of heat stress in Phoenix, instead of using historical temperatures Autocase incorporated future climate change in to its analysis. “More than 155 people died from heat-related causes in the Phoenix area last year, a new record in a place where the […]

For the first time in 30 years at the end of June, AIA’s annual Conference on Architecture was held in New York City. A team from Autocase was there learning about the sustainability and resiliency needs for architects and their clients. In between all the networking and educational sessions, we were joined by leaders from HOK, Foster + Partners, New York […]