Autodesk BIM solutions help make sustainable design practices easier, more efficient, and less costly by enabling project participants to create coordinated, digital design information and documentation. This information can then be used to more accurately visualize and simulate performance, appearance, and cost, thereby helping to deliver the project faster, more economically, and with the potential for reduced environmental impact. Much of the specific information required for sustainable design, analysis, code compliance, and certification becomes routinely available as a by-product of the design process, helping to save time and money.

Autodesk believes today’s building projects should be sustainable by design. Driving sustainable design awareness and adoption is one of the many benefits of building information modeling (BIM) technology. For more information, visit

The Benefits

  • Substantial reductions of material waste.
  • Increased energy efficiency.
  • Decreased use of fresh water and improved air quality.
  • Efficient specification management.
  • More accurate evaluation of project lifecycles.

Autodesk Sustainability Report

This report communicates Autodesk’s commitment to reducing our environmental footprint, both through products and operations. The report is divided into four booklets and you can order the booklets individually, based on your needs. We encourage responsible printing of the Sustainability Report. The booklets are:

Book #1 – Sustainability Strategy with Message from Carl Bass
Book #2 – Operational Impacts & Responsible Business
Book #3 – Products & Industries
Book #4 – Partnering with Innovators

BIM for Sustainable Design

Building information modeling facilitates complex processes and analyses that were previously too laborious or expensive to perform. This white paper details how Autodesk’s purpose-built BIM solution supports key aspects of sustainable design and “green” certification.

BIM for Sustainable Design White Paper

Using BIM for Greener Designs

The cornerstone of BIM is the high-quality design information it provides. This paper delves into a practical example of how architects can use this information to quickly and accurately perform energy analysis on early-stage building designs, for data that supports construction of “green” buildings.

Using BIM for Greener Designs White Paper