More than ever, incorporating environmental sustainability into products, processes, and assets is a central business imperative, with significant opportunities to enhance profitability, decrease risk, and win new business. In the next few years, sustainable design strategies will become a standard expectation of the market, alongside traditional considerations like cost and durability. In anticipation of this market transformation, our mission at Autodesk is to make sustainability easy, insightful, and cost-effective in our highest impact industries by delivering modeling, simulation, analysis, and process management solutions to streamline and democratize the practice of sustainable design. These solutions combine design and lifecycle management software workflows and consulting services delivered through Autodesk Consulting.
Autodesk sustainability solutions for buildings are based on Building Information Modeling (BIM), an intelligent model-based process that provides insight for creating and managing projects faster, more economically, and with less environmental impact. BIM allows architects, engineers, contractors, owners, property managers, and assessors to optimize various sustainability parameters. These parameters can include design - site selection and orientation, electricity and fuel sources - construction equipment specifications and waste), operations and maintenance - energy use, natural ventilation, daylighting - and decommissioning or renovation, such as upgrades for energy efficiency.
Autodesk® sustainability solutions for manufacturing are based upon Digital Prototyping, simulation, and lifecycle management platforms, so multidisciplinary teams can explore, implement, and communicate sustainable design decisions. This process helps product designers, engineers, and manufacturers create, validate, optimize, and communicate ideas from the conceptual design phase through the manufacturing process, delivering innovative products to market faster.