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Autodesk Ecotect

Autodesk Ecotect
Sustainable Building Design Software Effective March 20, 2015, new licenses to Autodesk® Ecotect® Analysis software will no longer be available for purchase. Autodesk will integrate functionality similar to Ecotect Analysis into the Revit® product family. This change will allow Autodesk to shift resources, maximizing development efforts on BIM and cloud-based solutions for building performance analysis and visualization. Customers with active Subscription contracts for Ecotect Analysis software will continue to receive access to their benefits, including support and the use of eligible previous versions of the software until their contracts expire. If you have any questions or would like to understand what options are available to you, please review the customer FAQ and Transition Guide or contact your Autodesk Authorized reseller or your Autodesk sales representative.

Labs: SustainabilityXpress Understand and improve the environmental impact of your designs. Includes calculation of carbon footprint. Real-time feedback with Environmental Impact Dashboard, and handy find Similar Material tool. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) When determining the environmental impact of a product, LCA looks at everything that happens in the production, use, and final disposal of the product. This even includes all the transportation that occurs between the stages. Environmental Dashboard When evaluating all of these stages, four environmental impacts are measured. Carbon Footprint – production of greenhouse gasses Total Energy Consumed – self explanatory Effect on Air – specifically the contributor to acid rain Effect on Water – which results in algae blooms in coastal waters The values for these impacts update in real-time as you make changes to your design. Find Similar Material Material selection is an important contributor to determining the environmental impact of a design. Customizable Reports

Green Pro for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store YandereDev | The Yandere Game Development Blog Startup: Lucid Design Group, Network Effect on Energy Use Richard Dawkins’ “The Magic of Reality” is an educational iPad app Richard Dawkins, a British evolutionary biologist and bestselling author of books like The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion, recently launched his latest book The Magic of Reality in the form of an interactive app for the iPad. Expertly illustrated by Dave McKean, the book presents the reader with 12 questions and their answers. It first goes through the answers provided for those questions in cultural and religious myths and traditions and then lays out the modern scientific explanations that we know now. The book was released on Sep. 15 in the UK and is going to be launched on Oct. 4 in the United States. The iPad app contains the full text of the book, coupled with over 250 illustrations and over 75 animations that guide the reader through the text. The gesture-based navigation is simple and intuitive, with a flick to the left or right moving you along one page at a time. As for the content, it’s as lucid and easy-to-understand as you’d expect from Dawkins.

5 libros terror que nunca debieron convertirse en películas Por Francisco Eguiza, Editor de ElHorror.mx Películas como El Exorcista, Misery y Let the Right One In, son grandes ejemplos de novelas de terror adaptadas majestuosamente a la pantalla grande. Dejan un gran sabor de boca y definitivamente invitan a la audiencia a leer su inspiración original en papel. Sin embargo y desafortunadamente, también existen ahí afuera adaptaciones tan malas y tan nefastas que incluso le hacen daño a su novela original. En esta, la primera columna de ElHorror.mx en Mórbido, hablamos de adaptaciones realmente pobres, aquellas que son lo más bajo entre lo bajo; vaya, legítimamente preferiría ser decapitado con tijeras de seguridad antes de volver a ver alguna de las películas en esta lista. Comencemos… 1. Del libro original: The Haunting of Hill House, de Shirley Jackson 2 . Del libro original: I Am Legend, de Richard Matheson The Omega Man podríamos decir que fue una buena adaptación de esta novela ¿Pero I Am Legend con el príncipe del rap como protagonista? 3. 4.

Construction Articles, News & Best Practices Guides | Construction Software Advice Blog 5 Ways BIM Can Lower Costs, Speed Production and Delight Home Buyers Homebuilders are increasingly adopting building information modeling (BIM) for use in their design and planning processes. BIM has many benefits for both homebuilders and buyers. Here are 5 best practices for using BIM to improve the custom homebuilding experience. 7 Ways HVAC Companies Earn Five-Star Reviews on Yelp Ninety percent of Yelp users use online reviews to make purchasing decisions. Construction Estimating Software UserView | 2013 We surveyed the construction industry to better understand the use and effectiveness of construction estimating software. The 5 Best Designs in Construction Takeoff Software On-screen takeoff software can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to calculate materials and labor requirements. Why You Should Ask Your Contractor What Project Management Tool They Use Case Study: How HCSS HeavyBid Helped Nan, Inc. Construction Project Management Software UserView | 2013

Fun Educational Apps: Best Apps for Kids Reviews iPad / iPhone / iPod: iPad Apps Based on the well know concept of " tap tap " a rhythm-based game apps for music fans, CookieCoo Dancing Star is exclusively for the little ones. It features well know educational kids songs such as Head Shoulders Knees and Toes... and encourages your kids to get into the music, sing and play along via a dynamic and stimulating interface. Get the rhythm going and let kids have fun. CookieCoo Dancing Star : a rhythm-based game app Continue reading "CookieCoo Dancing Star: Top Rhythm Based Game Apps for Kids" » Magic Doodles HD is a top art and creative iPad app for kids . Magic Doodles HD : Magical app for doodle fans! Continue reading "Magic Doodles HD: Top Creative iPad App for Kids" » Alphabeast is a top flash card app for kids based on Chris Judge’s award-winning children’s book, The Lonely Beast. Alphabeast : on sale for a limited time only! Continue reading "Alphabeast: Top Alphabet Apps for Kids - On Sale!!!!" Invasion of the Moon Monkey : New Arcade Style Math App!

Katawa Shoujo 1.2 released - Spanish localization added Katawa Shoujo adds a new localization in a fresh update - Spanish! Two and a half years after the original release, another hardworking translation team has successfully completed their project of localizing the full visual novel. Let's hear some thoughts from the team: Greetings, We are the guys who translated Katawa Shoujo into Latin American Spanish, but you'll see the option as "International Spanish" within the game. Up to that point, it was pretty much a one-man-show, making progress a very slow thing. As luck would have it, though, someone else appeared asking about this mess, wanting to help. Get the new release from the Katawa Shoujo website, or from these links: As always with our releases, 1.2 is a standalone replacement for previous KS releases and is the recommended version for new readers. - Aura » Discuss this post on the forums

About RenSMART is a private company set up to promote actions to mitigate accelerated climate change due to human factors. RenSMART will help visitors to its web site by finding, analysing and supporting these activities and supplying traceable information to help decision makers implement these actions. All information supplied by will be provided with links or references allowing the information to be traced back to its original source. is funded by charging a small service fee for the use of some of its tools that make this information more convenient for those making a profit from installing, supplying or consulting while making use of our information. is also actively developing technology that supports our areas of interest which will then be made available for resale or production by third parties. has developed a renewable energy estimation model. Limited was founded in 2008. Nicholas Cross (Director) Nicholas has over 15 years experience in the IT industry. EMail: nikcross@rensmart.com

Visually Beautiful Recipe Curation Site Gojee Adds Drinks To The Mix Foodie favorite Gojee, which curates recipes from food bloggers around the web in a visually beautiful way, is branching out today to beverages, and will offer drink recipes (including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks). As we wrote in our earlier review of the site, Gojee lets you search for recipes by ingredient, either via ‘cravings’ or by one ingredient you have in your pantry. You can also input your dislikes or allergies and Gojee will make sure to surface recipes without these ingredients. If you has leftover beets in your pantry, you that query and Gojee will show youa ll the recipes that include that ingredient from the many food blogs it curates data from. The site presents a beautiful image of the food along with a list of what else is included in the dish, a short description of the dish, and a link to the full recipe on the food blog. You can also star the recipe to save it to your favorites. Gojee recently raised $1.2 million in funding.

Las 10 Mejores aplicaciones para Android - #BlogArgimPlus Argim Plus Blog Aqui les traemos 10 de las mejores aplicaciones para Android. Como en toda seleccion seguramente habrá quejas de por qué no incluímos a tal o cual app. Y tienen toda la razón. Hemos escogido sólo a 10 de las miles de aplicaciones disponibles para Android, por lo cual, nos han quedado muchisimas afuera, las cuales iremos incluyendo en próximos episodios de las Mejores Aplicaciones Android.Hemos tratado de seleccionar aplicaciones diferentes entre si: una aplicacion de mensajeria, otra para obtener acceso root a nuestro movil, un navegador, otra app de diseño, otra para gestionar ROMs, otra para descifrar claves WiFi…Al final del post tambien los espera un bonus. Ahora si, las 10 Mejores Aplicaciones para Android. Windows Live Messenger para Android Windows Live Messenger ya tiene su versión para Android, la cual no es sólo para telefonos sino tambien para tablets. Windows Live Messenger para Android ya está disponible para descargar de forma gratuita desde el Market.

Building Performance Evaluation The Technology Strategy Board has committed up to £8m to fund the costs of building performance evaluation studies on domestic and non-domestic buildings. We will be funding individual companies and other organisations responsible for buildings for the total cost of evaluating the performance of case study buildings they design, build, own and/or operate. This will help builders and developers to deliver more efficient, better performing buildings. Studies on domestic buildings will cover either the period immediately post construction and into early occupation (Phase 1 studies), or a period of two years in-use for buildings less than 2 years old (Phase 2 studies). Similarly, non-domestic building studies will be either for buildings under construction and nearing completion (Under Construction) to cover the period spanning completion and early occupation, or those in use and no more than 3 years old (In-Use). Important Notice - Building Performance Evaluation

New UN iPhone Application Highlights Role of Ecosystems in Tackling Climate Change Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) / Nairobi, 13 December 2011 - How many mangroves does it take to offset a transatlantic flight? What consumer actions can we take to reduce damage to rainforests? Answers to these questions and many more are provided by a new iPhone application launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) at the Eye on Earth summit in Abu Dhabi today. The UNEP application draws attention to the critical role played by ecosystems such as salt marshes, mangroves, tropical forests and seagrasses in tackling climate change. Users of the application can calculate their personal carbon footprint for journeys taken by air, train or road. They will then be shown the equivalent area of a particular ecosystem (such as a tropical forest) that can store this amount of carbon dioxide. The free iPhone application, named Blue and REDD Carbon , is already available online in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. Blue and REDD Carbon Note to Editors:

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