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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

In July, our Chief BD Officer, Emma Stewart, along with sustainability experts from the City of San Francisco and SFO, spoke at GreenerBuilder 2017, attended by over 300 from the design community, of which 42% were LEED AP professionals. Below are a few photos, sounds bites and a synopsis of her comments. Why Green Buildings Suffer from a “Fruit Salad […]

The Autocase development team have been sequestered in the Toronto conference room all this week. In case anyone is missing an Autocase team loved one they are safe in the Fashion Building at 130 Spadina Ave., Suite 501, Toronto. Apart from occasional sightings from others dropping by to add their expertise, they have been missing for a week. The team is sustained […]

I rather frivolously, whimsically, and very non-rigorously calculate a value of $16,000 of free parking benefit per mile (per year) of bike lane. Autocase for Buildings has a Triple Bottom Line Cost Benefit Analysis (TBL-CBA) for bicycle infrastructure. If you are interested in bike infrastrcture, you might want to attend American Public Works Association webinar “Bicycle Infrastructure – Where the Rubber […]

Acronyms. CAD you may have heard of. Computer Aided Design (CAD) is the use of computer technology for design and design documentation. CAD software is used by engineers, architects and designers and it replaces manual drafting with an automated process. But Computer Aided Economics? I’d like to introduce you to CAE that, much like CAD, can replace a manual and expensive […]