Autodesk announced recently that its Singapore office at Solaris has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification for Commercial Interiors (LEED CI-2009 Platinum), and this is Autodesk’s first office in Asia to be LEED certified. LEED is a rating system for green buildings developed by the US Green Building Council. In addition, Autodesk’s Solaris office also received the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award from the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA).
To find out more about this green office, we visited Autodesk at Solaris to explore the green features and understand what goes into achieving the LEED and Green Mark certification. After taking a tour of the office, we found that there were several green features in the office, including: Read more
Asia has developed from being the manufacturing plant of the world to becoming a major driver for global economic growth. The Asian growth trajectory is projected to continue, resulting in noteworthy economic, political, social, resource and environmental challenges. However, the burning question we need to address is – can Asia afford, for the next 50 years, to grow its level of consumption at the same rate as Western nations have done for the past 50 years?
Deloitte recently reported that that if every one of the new consuming middle class ‘were to adopt the historic consumption patterns of the average citizen in the United Kingdom, three planet Earths would be required to sustain them – five if they were to live like the average North American.’ Asian business leaders will have to face the consequent challenges. A lack of solutions to these challenges will have a devastating effect on the rest of the world. At the same time, Asian business leaders need to assess if the Anglo-American or European model is suitable for Asian countries, societies and businesses, and to find new ways to mitigate poverty as well as provide directions for a sustainable way of life. Read more
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. Read more
Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, continued its commitment to environmentally responsible operations, opening the company’s first green location in Asia Pacific. The new facility in Singapore’s Solaris building will house development teams supporting Autodesk’s broad product portfolio.
“Since establishing our regional headquarters in Singapore in 2001, Autodesk has become one of the country’s largest software developers,” said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president, Platform Solutions and Emerging Businesses, Autodesk. “We’re honored to have raised the bar for both design software and more responsible, energy efficient offices. We currently employ hundreds of people in Singapore, comprising 20 nationalities. Through our ongoing collaboration with the Singapore Economic Development Board, Autodesk plans to continue to increase its local workforce in the coming years.” Read more