It seems that just about every conversation that I have had recently involves either the subject of Sustainable Design or Building Information Modeling (BIM).
For those that would like a brief primer about Sustainable Design the Autodesk website includes a newly modified "Autodesk Guide to Sustainable Design for Architecture, Engineering and Construction".
This guide provides content and best practices for various phases of a "New Construction" project such as...
Operate & Maintain
or for a "Renovation" project like...
Operate and Maintain
...each phase contains detailed information with regards to "Design Decisions", "How to", and "Autodesk Tools".
This will provide a good understanding about how Sustainable Design can be accomplished during the life cycle of a project.
Be Better! ...be green by design.