10/29/2009

A new computer tool could help designers make existing buildings greener. With the green-retrofit market booming, software company Autodesk has developed technology that provides a precise snapshot of a building's energy and water consumption, helping to pinpoint areas for improvement. "A lot of people use rules of thumb," said Chico Membreno, the company's technical marketing manager. "This empowers the architect and gives them data to back up their design decisions."

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