Monday, January 27, 2014

We cannot hope to create a sustainable future with any but sustainable tools

We cannot hope to create a sustainable future with any but sustainable tools. The future is renewable energy, sustainability and green building materials. Today I'd like to share with you my recent discoveries about 2 tools that can be used in a revit based workflow.

Sefaira for Revit, a tool like Green Building Studio, fully compatible with Revit :
 Tally™, by KieranTimberlake and PE INTERNATIONAL, is a plug-in application for Autodesk® Revit® software that allows users to quantify the environmental impact of building materials for whole building analysis as well as comparative analyses of design options.

While working on a Revit model, the user can define relationships between BIM elements and construction materials from the database. The result is Life Cycle Assessment on demand, and an important layer of decision-making information within the same time frame, pace, and environment that building designs are generated.

Project Tally is a public beta where KieranTimberlake, PE INTERNATIONAL, and Autodesk are collecting feedback on the Tally technology from Autodesk customers.

The notion of 'reduce and refine' is one I've pursued. I truly believe that by making things less complex, by finding innovative ways to make sustainability affordable, we can advance the notion that it is possible.

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