Autodesk builds awareness and boosts adoption of sustainable design practices through public and private partnerships, sponsorships, and strategic alliances. To extend our potential to affect change, we sponsor and collaborate with organizations working to solve global sustainability challenges.
American Council on Renewable Energy
American Society of Civil Engineers
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, aiming to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life. Autodesk is a sponsor of many of its events, and regularly participates as members and speakers.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
The Biomimicry Institute is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the study and imitation of nature’s remarkably efficient designs, bringing together scientists, engineers, architects, and innovators who can use those models to create sustainable technologies. Autodesk was the founding sponsor of www.AskNature.org, the world’s first biomimicry design portal and database. Autodesk continues to collaborate with the Biomimicry Institute.
Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life
China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development
Climate Leaders is an industry-government partnership between businesses and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that works to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Participating companies commit to reducing their impact on the global environment. Autodesk is a participating company and had our carbon inventory reviewed and approved by Climate Leaders.
Engineering for Change
Environmental Business Cluster
The Environmental Business Cluster assists start-up companies that make environmental products or provide environmental services. During the past 15 years, it has helped more than 150 businesses commercialize and market their products. EBC and Autodesk are working together to help emerging clean technology companies in North America get their products to market faster and more profitably.
German Sustainable Building Council
Japan Sustainable Building Consortium
The Japan Sustainable Building Consortium (JSBC) aims to promote buildings that contribute to sustainable development through superior environmental performance, including energy conservation, by developing and promoting the Comprehensive Assessment System for Building Environmental Efficiency (CASBEE) system. The CASBEE method promotes a low-carbon society and safe, healthy standards of living. The JSBC and Autodesk Japan have partnered to integrate CASBEE with software solutions for Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Practice, Education, and Research for Sustainable Infrastructure
Autodesk is a founding council member of Practice, Education, and Research for Sustainable Infrastructure (PERSI), an initiative of the U.S. infrastructure community. PERSI’s vision is that sustainable infrastructure supports a high and sustainable quality of life for all people, and its mission is to advance and incorporate sustainability concepts and knowledge into the standards and practices in the lifecycle of infrastructure systems.
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Autodesk is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a leading organization for professionals in property, land, real estate, construction, and related environmental issues worldwide. RICS provides impartial, authoritative advice to businesses, governments, and policy makers on key issues affecting the public—such as the world's physical assets from major construction projects to commercial farmland.
The Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is an international not-for-profit research and education organization that facilitates the open exchange of ideas and information among industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. Autodesk representatives serve as elected members of various special interest councils.
U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), administrator of the LEED green building certification program, is a not-for-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving buildings. Autodesk began its strategic collaboration with the USGBC in 2006, pursuing opportunities to integrate Autodesk technology into the LEED green building rating system.
World Resources Institute
The World Resources Institute (WRI) is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth, improve lives, and provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. In 2009, Autodesk became a member of WRI’s Corporate Consultative Group and advised the WRI on greenhouse gas protocol development for scope 3 emissions.