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Sustainability through Design: Insights and Processes

June 6, 2018

With the world population expected to increase from nearly 8 billion today to 10 billion by 2050, it’s easy to say that sustainability is important. But how do we actually make it happen?

Watch these 15-minute presentations from AU 2017 for inspiration and insight into how designers, planners, and builders are finding new ways to do more, do it better, and do it with less.

Using InfraWorks to Provide Shelter & Safety for Refugees
Speaker: Jessica Chambers
With millions of refugees in need of emergency resettlement every year, Jessica Chambers, a senior consultant at Microdesk, explains how her agency partnered with Autodesk to build housing 30-50% faster using the power and flexibility of BIM.

Mimicking Natural Systems Design
Speaker: Bart Gaczorek
To make product design truly sustainable, we need to go beyond the product itself to the entire supply chain. Bart Gaczorek, chief design officer at Crystal Cave, explains his process for creating the LOOP Supply Medusa Spool, a reusable, recyclable spool and system for 3D printing filament.

Sustainability in Construction
Speaker: Matt Hamann
With construction estimated to be responsible for up to 40% of the waste in landfills, reducing impact is a huge priority. Matt Hamann, integrated services manager at Saunders Construction, shares how they’ve used digital tools to predict, monitor, and reduce environmental impact on their projects.

Learn More at AU online
Build your sustainable design skills on demand with these classes from AU 2017.

How to Meet your 2030 Challenge Goals with Revit and Insight 360

Speakers: Luc Wing and Aaron Ketner
Did your firm commit to the 2030 challenge? Learn how to create an energy model with Revit, analyze the data to make better decisions, and meet your 2030 Challenge Goals.

Creating Smart Campuses and Cities Using BIM

Speaker: Andrew Pryke
Learn how to use BIM 360 Field to make your city or college campus greener and smarter through improved data sharing.

Energy Modeling- from Conceptual Design to an Energy Model –

Speakers: Andrew Leavitt and Nik Weller
Learn the step-by-steps basics of energy modeling in Revit using real-world examples, plus how to avoid common pitfalls.

Revit for Modular Design, Prefabrication, and Repetitive Layouts

Speakers: Bridget White and Kristoffer Tungland
Construction has a lot to learn from manufacturing when it comes to maximizing efficiency. Learn how Revit can help you make the building process more modular and repeatable.