Schneider Collaborates with Autodesk to Build Energy Efficient Buildings
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Schneider Collaborates with Autodesk to Build Energy Efficient Buildings

By CIOReview | Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Schneider Electric, a provider of installation components for energy management has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Autodesk –a provider of 3D design, and engineering software. The partnership will aim to develop improved solutions for building lifecycle management based on Building Information Modeling (BIM).

This motive is to bring about solutions and services which ensure energy efficient buildings in their entire lifecycle.  To that end, the strengths of both these companies are brought together to bring about the difference.  Schneider Electric has expertise in electrical distribution, energy and building management solutions and Autodesk’ has BIM-based design and construction software solutions like Autodesk Revit and Autodesk BIM 360.

Buildings consume a major share of global energy, global water global resources and global electricity; this new partnership shift toward digital BIM processes is focused on providing greater sustainability and energy efficiency. “The journey to sustainable high performance buildings starts with taking a comprehensive holistic view of a building life cycle, from design, construction, and operation including adaptation to ever changing needs of businesses and organizations,” says Jean-Luc Meyer, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation, Schneider Electric.

BIM 360, a construction management software, provides anytime, anywhere access to project data throughout the building construction lifecycle. It involves two products; BIM 360 Glue, a cloud based service which assists in monitoring pre-construction, and construction and collaboration and BIM 360 Field, that facilitates construction and collaboration, and commissioning & handover.

Autodesk Revit, on the other hand, is a building design software built to bring ideas from concept to construction with a model-based approach. It has been developed with features for architectural design, and structural engineering. It also allows multiple users to simultaneously work on the same building model, and its bidirectional associativity ensures that any change in the design is automatically reflected throughout the model.

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