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The following message was emailed to press members from Autodesk announcing that the global software developer has achieved net-zero energy and other climate action goals, which are published in the recently released report "A better world designed and made for all."

Autodesk set ambitious greenhouse gas emission reduction targets a decade ago. While most companies are just starting to set similar goals, today we’re announcing that we’ve achieved net-zero emissions across our business and value chain. We’ve also set new emissions reduction targets aligned with the latest climate science.

Our efforts are enabling customers to design and build cities that are healthier, more resilient, and better connected.

More than half of all extracted raw materials are consumed by the construction industry, and it generates upwards of 36 percent of the waste stream in the developed West. Technologies like EC3 (Embodied Carbon Calculator) and Autodesk Insight can uncover the hidden climate impacts locked up in building material choices, accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy.

  • Skanska: Skanska USA used 3D modeling, cloud collaboration, and virtual reality tools to model and price evolving designs accurately and quickly when designing the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design in Atlanta, GA.
  • Spacemaker: Norway-based Spacemaker was acquired by Autodesk for $240 million. The company uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help architects, urban designers, and real estate developers to rapidly create and evaluate options for building and urban design with a greater emphasis on sustainability. Their technology was recently used in the design of the world’s first large-scale building to align to all of UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, the ‘UN17 Village’ in Copenhagen.

You can read more in a blog by Autodesk CEO Andrew Anagnost, and in our annual Impact Report.

This article has been updated to link to Autodesk's 2021 impact report.

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