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OVERVIEW ENERGY & MATERIALS HEALTH & RESILIENCE WORK & PROSPERITY GOVERNANCE APPENDIX FY22 IMPACT REPORT 16 Integrated environmental analysis Adaptive reuse Sustainable infrastructure ® Spacemaker , an Autodesk product, uses cloud-based AI and In some cases, the lowest impact building is one that has already More efficient road network systems have the potential to reduce generative design to reinvent early-stage site planning and been built. Making the most of existing structures through energy consumption, local pollutant emissions, delays, and traffic design for architects and real estate developers. Spacemaker adaptive reuse avoids demolition waste and reduces procurement congestion, while improving safety. enhances users' ability to perform feasibility studies and optimize of new material, greatly lowering a project’s embodied carbon Autodesk products help customers understand and reduce site plans, and enables them to quickly make smart choices compared to building new structures. Complementing these environmental impacts associated with roadways and around daylight, noise, sun, and wind from the start. This leads savings, the building envelope and mechanical systems can be transportation infrastructure. Using the integrated multimodal to more sustainable urban development that considers the upgraded to benefit from the latest technologies. This approach ® ® Mobility Simulation engine for Autodesk InfraWorks , designers well-being and comfort of urban residents, as well as how to will be essential to decreasing overall GHG emissions associated cancreate animated simulations of transit, parking, personal, and/or reduce environmental impact and increase climate resilience. with buildings to levels required to meet climate change targets. taxi-mode modeling. Metrics such as person-hours traveled, In October 2021, Spacemaker introduced microclimate analysis, person-kilometers traveled, multimodal level of service calculations, a new tool that combines wind and sun analyses with local Learn more and economic and environmental assessments help planners weather data to help mitigate the urban heat island effect— understand the relative impacts of different scenarios. This supports a phenomenon in which the built environment in cities, such as Lean construction the development of more efficient road network systems, which concentrated buildings, plazas, and other surfaces, absorb and Lean construction, enabled by Autodesk Construction Cloud, have the potential to reduce energy consumption, local pollutant retain heat throughout the day. Spacemaker also recently supports higher-quality, more-efficient construction projects emissions, delays, and traffic congestion, and improve safety. ® ® released its solar panel analysis, which estimates the amount of by helping general contractors, subcontractors, and owners to Autodesk Grading Optimization in Autodesk Civil 3D software energy that rooftop solar arrays can produce per year, and helps optimize workflows. When tradespeople are empowered to is an interactive tool that facilitates grading design of various architects and developers generate their sustainability strategies make decisions that affect the project schedule, bottlenecks are land areas such as sites, road interchanges, and around structures, earlier and more accurately. Urban heat islands contribute to avoided, waste is reduced, and projects proceed more smoothly. helping designers achieve an optimal grading plan that minimizes rising daytime temperatures, reduced nighttime cooling, and poorer Projects that use lean practices are three times more likely to material waste and reduces cost by optimizing the movement air quality. Not only do they prompt an increase in air conditioning 12 of dirt. usage that drives up energy consumption and thus carbon be ahead of schedule and twice as likely to be under budget. emissions, they can also lead to an increase in illness and heat Contractors in the United States, UK, and France who use lean See a summary of Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction 13 solutions that enable sustainable design. related deaths. With microclimate analysis, architects and developers planning practices saw a 52% reduction in rework, and adoption can quickly, easily, and accurately evaluate the thermal comfort of lean construction practices is quickly expanding worldwide. of outdoor spaces, detect problematic areas, and simulate more efficient and sustainable options to consider before major design decisions are locked in. Spacemaker is also exploring new analyses in the sustainability realm, including total carbon management and stormwater, which—along with the existing solar panel, operational energy, and microclimate analyses—will be critical in the quest to lower the environmental impact of cities and make them more climate resilient. Learn more

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