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EcoCity World Summit Travels to France in 2013

September 17, 2012 - in Announcement, Projects

Sustainable cities are a global issue with more than 50% of the world population lives in cities. Cities crystallize the challenges of sustainable development in the context of an ecological, financial and societal crisis: water, food, energy, greenhouse gas…

Corpus Christi Steps into 3D GeoDesign and Emerges a Winner

September 13, 2012 - in Featured, Modeling, Planning, Projects, Smart Cities

When the Corpus Christi Downtown Management District (DMD) decided to use 3D visualization to help promote and plan its revitalization program, it probably…

National Report Card Says Canada’s Municipal Infrastructure is “At Risk”

September 12, 2012 - in Maintenance, Projects

Canada's municipal infrastructure is at risk, with more than half of municipal roads requiring significant repairs and one in four wastewater plants needing…

National Report Card Says Canada's Municipal Infrastructure is "At Risk"

September 12, 2012 - in Maintenance, Projects

Canada's municipal infrastructure is at risk, with more than half of municipal roads requiring significant repairs and one in four wastewater plants needing major upgrades. This was the key finding of the first-ever Canadian Infrastructure Report Card, a major…

The USDA Reaches Investment Goal of $250M for Smart Grid Improvements

September 12, 2012 - in Energy, Projects

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has reached its $250 million goal to finance smart grid technologies, a key component of President Obama's effort to help modernize our nation's electric system. Vilsack also announced nine rural…

EPA Unveils Calif. Mapping Tool for Developing Renewable Energy Sources

September 11, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy, Renewables, Renewal/Retrofit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, announced an online mapping tool that enables users to find contaminated and degraded properties in California ideal for renewable…

The EPA Encourages Green Stormwater Management through Campus Challenge

September 6, 2012 - in Corporate, Stormwater, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened registration for student teams from colleges and universities across the country to participate in its new design competition, the Campus RainWorks Challenge, through which teams will compete to develop…

ClearEdge3D Launches EdgeWise MEP for Autodesk Revit

September 6, 2012 - in Corporate, Modeling

ClearEdge3D announced today the release of its latest product, EdgeWise MEP for Autodesk Revit. For the first time, users can bring extracted pipes, conduit and other cylindrical mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) elements directly into Revit. ClearEdge3D’s…

Ordnance Survey Helps Architects Realise the Value of Location Data

September 5, 2012 - in Corporate, Modeling

In a recent piece of market research carried out by Ordnance Survey, 90% of the architects who responded wanted to reduce general costs and 71% were intending to do this through increasing efficiency. As it is thought that architects spend up to 50% of their…

Mayrise Maps Cardiff’s Highway Lines and Signs

September 5, 2012 - in Corporate, Transportation

UK local authority Cardiff Council is pioneering the use of software from Mayrise Systems to improve the management of road lines and signs within the Welsh capital. Impressed by the functionality of MAYRISE Street Lighting software used by colleagues, the…