07 Apr '11, 3pm

Going green through virtual building design

Going green through virtual building design

SINGAPORE: An estimated 40 per cent of total global energy consumption is attributable to buildings. And while 3D design, engineering and entertainment software is not something that you would often associate with building design, it is something that an increasing number of companies are turning to. They are using virtual solutions as an alternative to show flats and building mock-ups to cut costs and their carbon footprint. As a result, Autodesk, a global supplier of 3D design, is seeing its fastest growth coming from Asia Pacific. Patrick Williams, Senior Vice President of Autodesk Asia Pacific, said: "In the beginning it was kind of a battle cry and a lot of people were passionate about it now it's becoming more real and so we have a lot more examples of cost saving that are being achieved. "We worked with Marriott hotel. For example, they were previously doing all of ...

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