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BIM for Smart Layouts and Smart HVAC Products Enhance Energy Efficiency

While a Trump presidency in the United States potentially threatens the shared goals of the Paris Climate Conference agreements, architects and MEP engineers today have increasingly sophisticated tools and techniques to continue to save building energy consumption—like Smart BIM layouts and Smart HVAC products.

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Mac CAD/3D Tidbits: Strata 3D, Onshape and Vectorworks news…

Mac CAD and 3D News: Today we have tidbit news items on Strata 3D, MCAD darling Onshape and Vectorworks energy modeling AIA learning session featuring Energos.






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Viewpoint: International Climate Change—Is it a Turning Point for World Architecture?

Will the AEC industry respond with the zest and positivity required to capitalize on a landmark agreement for climate change? What does the AIA (American Institute of Architects) say about the landmark agreement in the Paris Climate Conference?






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Product Review: Vectorworks Architect 2016

In this product review we take a look at the big ticket items new in Vectorworks and Vectorworks Architect 2016. Introduced this fall but previewed at the Vectorworks Design Summit in Philadelphia last spring, this is arguably the largest update in the product’s history, with the introduction of not one but two major sub-program feature categories—in integrated energy modeling in Energos and in a rival technology to McNeel’s Grasshopper in Marionette.






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Energy Modeling: What you need to know about Green Building Design and LEED

Do you aim to get your building and construction project Silver, Gold or Platinum LEED, in 2015-2016? If yes, then the minimum energy consumption is a prerequisite. In this Viewpoint AEC industry expert Bhushan Avsatthi explains LEED and energy modeling analysis.






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