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By Anonymous | August 07, 2015
Want to become a Building Performance Analysis (BPA) Guru? Chance to Win a USD$50.00 VISA Gift Card or Amazon Voucher* & 750 Autodesk Student Expert Points Autodesk is looking for students who are “gurus” in building performance analysis! Have you completed BPA Certificate (BPAC) and happy to answer 7 questions by video? If yes, read on!
By Dustin Altschul | July 24, 2015
When Autodesk’s Building Performance Analysis certificate (BPAC) was first generated, it served to fill an identified gap within educational institutes and professional training. This gap, despite its enormous implications on achieving energy efficient building design, was making knowledge of building science accessible and useful to those engaged with the important task of designing our built environment.
By Anonymous | June 23, 2015
In June 2015, in Architecture Magazine wrote an interesting article around the required skill set for architects. Click through to read more.
By Anonymous | May 22, 2015
The judges have announced the winners of the Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge. The goal of this design challenge was to eliminate the concept of “waste” by designing products with materials that may be perpetually cycled to retain their value as nutrients to fuel growing global economies. Winner of the best use of Autodesk Fusion 360 was Finite Faucet.
By adammenter | May 09, 2014
The judges announce the winners of the Transformation 2030 design competition! The competition focused on creating a high performance building and socially responsible design for a site in the South Bronx of New York City.
By adammenter | April 17, 2014
Autodesk is partnering with Destination Zero Carbon (DZC) to launch a green education programme and competition league in Singapore targeting the Secondary students.
By adammenter | November 22, 2013
3D printing is poised to revolutionize manufacturing; will it also revolutionize the ecological impacts of making things? Will it really eliminate waste? Will it eliminate shipping? Will it create more problems than it solves? Here are some early answers to these questions, based on some LCA work at UC Berkeley.
By adammenter | November 19, 2013
We’re happy to announce that we’ve released three online courses targeted to professionals looking for continuing education opportunities in building performance analysis. New today are Autodesk BPA Credits – which are based on the larger BPA Certificate course and are being offered as a pilot to the first 500 people who sign-up for each course. The pilot will run until January 30, 2014.
By stephanie.egger | November 11, 2013
I attended the US Department of Energy’s 2013 Solar Decathlon competition in Irvine, California. Here are just three of the many innovative and creative solutions that have stuck with me.
By adammenter | October 23, 2013
I contributed a piece about our BPA Certificate program to the Fall 2013 Newsletter of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE). The piece I wrote is copied below and, in the second half, talks specifically about the importance of that group and how it has helped shape our educational programs.


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