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Autodesk creates game to raise Green Building awareness

Play the “RetroFits” game and help raise awareness about the benefits of better, greener buildings […]

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Autodesk open-sources carbon accounting method

Autodesk is making a revised method for tracking greenhouse gas emissions available for free to other companies […]

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Autodesk Expands Online Guide To Sustainable Design For Green Building Retrofits

Autodesk has announced the availability of major updates for the Autodesk Guide to Sustainable Design for Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Launched earlier this year at the American Institute of Architects conference, the free online guide helps architecture, engineering and construction professionals make better informed decisions to achieve building performance goals […]

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China, Technology & the Environment: Emissions cut target “may hurt developing countries’ development”

The emissions cut target proposed by developed countries is “unfair” to developing countries, a Chinese expert said recently: Pan Jiahua, executive director of the research centre for sustainable development of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, made the statement in an interview with Xinhua at the Global Economic Symposium (GES 2009) held in Ploen Castle, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany […]

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Newsweek’s Green Ranking Recognizes Autodesk

Autodesk ranked 55th out of America‚Äôs 500 largest corporations on its environmental performance, policies, and reputation […]

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China, Technology & the Environment: per-unit energy consumption falls 3.35% in the first half of 2009

China’s energy consumption to produce a unit of gross domestic product (GDP) dropped 3.35 percent year on year in the first half of 2009, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said in a statement recently. The decrease compared with 2.88 percent in the first half of last year […]

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Architecture & Urban Planning in China: future cities to make small carbon footprint

Even as China undergoes one of the most rapid urban transformations in the world, the Chinese government is promoting sustainable development to curb the country’s growing rate of carbon emissions, a World Bank urban specialist said in Beijing on recently […]

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China, Technology, Innovation and the Environment: More cash, less gas emissions?

Can the Chinese eventually enjoy a standard of living comparable to developed nations while discharging less greenhouse gases?

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Design Economics Innovation Software

Autodesk and the Clinton Climate Initiative Join Forces to Support the Building of Sustainable Cities

As a world leader in 2D and 3D design and engineering software, the most important contribution Autodesk can make to address global sustainability challenges is to provide customers with innovative technologies. A new tool being developed will help cities manage their greenhouse gas emissions levels […]

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Living in China: Beijing to set new vehicle rules as post-Olympics limits cut jams, pollution

New vehicle restrictions are likely to be announced soon in the Chinese capital, given that a post-Olympics system has “significantly improved” traffic conditions and air quality, Beijing officials said recently. “New car restrictions will be unveiled soon to replace the current ones,” said Wang Zhaorong, spokesman for the Beijing Municipal Committee of Communications […]