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Viewpoint: Sustainability and Boards—Why Linking Significant Audiences and Materiality Matter to Long-Term Success

7 out of 10 S&P 500 corporations are reporting on “sustainability” showing significant new focus on environmental concerns. Can linking a Statement on Significant Audiences and Materiality move all major global corporations beyond short-term investor concerns for real, longer-term success and planetary benefits?

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AIA: Notes on Day 1 in Atlanta, Georgia

Some quick notes from Day 1 at AIA Atlanta where the day began with some superb keynotes, especially the primary one by President Bill Clinton.






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How BIG’s influence can reframe the role of BIM in Architecture

Architosh is pleased to present this special feature on Bjarke Ingels Group, famed Danish architecture firm. Several weeks ago we got a chance to talk to BIG’s Jakob Andreassen, BIM Manager at BIG Copenhagen, about the architectural practice, its design methodology and perspective on the use of computerized software—particularly BIM.






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Sustainable Building Practices with Energy Saving Models – Epact 179D Tax Savings for Daylight Harvesting

Architosh is again pleased to share another informative Viewpoint article from BIM consultant and expert Bhushan Avsatthi, who briefly discusses the often unacknowledged US tax breaks under the EPAct 179D tax savings for buildings that achieve energy cost reductions more than the range specified by ASHRE energy standards. Mr. Avsatthi discusses the importance of “daylight harvesting” as a technology and technique for added energy savings measures.






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Looking at solidThinking Inspire 2014 for Architectural Design

In this companion feature article to our latest product review on Inspire 2014, Architosh looks at the specific nature of using solidThinking Inspire for architectural design.






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GreenWizard is Now Proud Sponsor of AIA

GreenWizzard announces its strong commitment to the AIA’s New Working Group (Materials Matter) through new sponsorship to drive awareness and education around environmental and health-related aspects of building materials to the design and construction industry.






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Autodesk has introduced new apps at 2014 Greenbuild Conference

Autodesk unloads at 2014 Greenbuild Confab with an array of sustainable design applications for its BIM and infrastructural CAD products






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A Savannah Startup Springs from LEED Practice Leadership

As part of our Ultimate iPad Guide: Apps for Architects Version 2 series features, Architosh tells the story of three iOS developers writing apps for architects. In this feature we learn about the formation of Green Badger LLC and its self-named app that aims to simplify and streamline the demanding paperwork-based LEED verification and documentation process.






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Event: How 4 Leading Architects Are Winning with Performance-Based Design

Sefaira will be hosting an event on Performance-Based Design in mid October, featuring four experts and a panel led Q&A session






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Artlantis teams with Vectorworks at EcoBuild 2013

Longtime software peers Artlantis and Vectorworks will hold court together on the show floor at Ecobuild






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Events: LearnVirtual events on Adaptive Reuse and Renovation

LearnVirtual plays host to DESIGN[realized] Series on Sustainability






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Architosh talks to Francois Levy about Small-Firm BIM

In this Special Report we talk to architect, researcher and BIM book author, Francois Levy, AIA, about Small-Scale BIM and Sustainable Design






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Best Green Projects Case Studies – Sustainable Design Event

Graphisoft sponsors McGraw-Hill event on Best Green Projects






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Moonstone project achieves zero carbon rating with ArchiCAD

ArchiCAD used to create award-winning Moonstone Project in UK






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Graphisoft EcoDesigner recognized at WAN Awards

Graphisoft EcoDesigner recoginzed at Annual WAN Awards






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