BIM company Tekla, which has built its software architecture on the Microsoft platform, announced compatibility with Windows 7 which will be launched October 22.
“The USGBC just kicked off the third year of its highly successful National Green Schools Campaign (NSGC) with the launch of the Coalition for Green Schools. In the past 12 months, the NGSC has been supporting the passage of federal, state and local initiatives including the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public Schools Facilities Act, funding for green school construction and renovation as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the “Making green Schools a Reality” Resolution. So far, over 1,700 schools have registered in LEED for Schools and nearly 200 have certified.”
-Reuters, by Rob Watson, September 22, 2009, “Greening America’s Schools”
Something that should appeal to a lot of folks at a price tag of $2.99 — Autodesk SketchBook Mobile painting and drawing application which extends your digital sketchpad to your Apple iPhone or Apple iPod Touch. Sporting the same paint engine as Autodesk SketchBook Pro software, SketchBook Mobile offers professional-grade painting and drawing tools in a streamlined and intuitive user interface.
Although I can’t see architects designing large canvases with this tool, it is great for capturing those fleeting ideas that can end up on a cocktail napkin or the back of an envelope. This way you’ll be able to have a digital representation to take to your computer later. What a concept!
Ed Mazria, founder of Architecture 2030, said the U.S. building sector, comprised of 300 billion square feet, accounts for nearly half of all U.S. energy carbon emissions and 3/4 of its electricity consumption.
According to Architecture 2030 research, by 2050, 75 percent of the nation’s current built environment will be either new or renovated.
Quote from Senator Tom Udall (NM) in a Senate speech: “Everything in Washington is a competition right now, such as the race to create clean energy, which is the 20th century version of the arms and space races. It will dominate the industries of the future. We want the U.S. to win this competition. We don’t have to decide if clean energy will be the industry of the future, business leaders and experts agree – this industry will produce millions of jobs. The U.S. can’t afford to let another country be the green energy leader.”