The Green Enterprise: Autodesk

December 8, 2008, 6:01 AM PST | Length: 610


Autodesk tools aim to help designers conceptualize projects on a computer before starting the costly (and energy-intense) production process. ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das takes a tour of Autodesk's new design gallery in San Francisco, where exhibits ranging from church models to chair designs illustrate how its customers are reducing their carbon footprint. Das also talks to John Kennedy, senior manager at the Green Building Studio, who demonstrates how architects are able to measure solar, thermal, and airflow effects on building performance early in the design process.