Autodesk serves a variety of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) customers. Some want to enter the fewest AutoCAD LT commands to plot the minimum number of 2D sheets required to obtain their building permits. Others go all in with 3D modeling, Building Information Modeling (BIM), cloud-rendering, analysis, simulation, collaboration, and construction management in their quest of sustainable, forward-thinking business practices. So the level of adoption of our software has a wide range.
In the spirit of doing what we can in our quest for sustainability, my wife and I went solar on our new home in Texas. I chronicled the process in a series of blog posts:
- A Bold Proposal: Solar Plans for My Home Energy in Cypress, Texas
- A Bold Proposal: Proposed Layout of Solar Panels for My Home in Cypress, Texas
- A Bold Proposal: Proposed Schedule for Solar Panels for My Home in Cypress, Texas
- A Bold Proposal: HOA Approval for Solar Panels for My Home in Cypress, Texas
- A Bold Proposal: Installation of Solar Panels for My Home in Cypress, Texas
- A Bold Proposal: Inspection and Activation of Solar Panels for My Home in Cypress, Texas
- A Bold Proposal: Cost Analysis of Solar Panels for My Home in Cypress, Texas
When titling these posts in 2019, I considered solar in the northern part of Houston, Texas a bold proposal ($37,044) because in 2011 we made small improvements to our home in California that I classified as a modest proposal ($1,581) as an homage to Jonathan Swift. We have noticed that a few other homes in our Texas neighborhood also have solar systems. Perhaps it's beginning to catch on?
For those in Texas (and elsewhere) considering solar, here are some facts for 2020 (an 8-minute read) from ComfyLiving:
Autodesk has always been an automation company. Today, more than ever, that means helping our customers automate their design and make processes. We help them embrace the future of making, where they can do more (e.g., efficiency, performance, quality), with less (e.g., energy, raw materials, timeframes, waste of human potential), and realize the opportunity for better (e.g., innovation, user experience, return on investment). Doing more with less to seize the opportunity for better also includes business practices, large or small.
Fact sharing is alive in the lab.