Plus, a proposal to repurpose debris from Notre Dame for 3D printing, a new extension for mobile from PlanGrid, and more design-tech news from this week.
This week, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to introduce the New Green Deal, a bill that would ban the construction of new glass towers in the city in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent across the city. De Blasio also called for updating existing glass skyscrapers to ensure they meet stricter environmental guidelines, powering city operations with clean energy, phasing out processed meat and single-use plastic, and mandatory organics recycling, according to the Associated Press. “Global warming will sink our city and poison our kids if we don’t take action now,” de Blasio wrote in a tweet. [AP]
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the winners of the 2019 COTE Top Ten Awards, which are conferred by AIA’s Committee on the Environment (COTE). Each year, the program recognizes 10 projects that integrate design excellence and environmental performance, with one winner being elevated to COTE Top Ten Plus—an indication of exemplary proven energy performance and post-occupancy lessons. [ARCHITECT]
Following its recent acquisition by building software giant Autodesk, construction productivity software PlanGrid is unveiling a new Autodesk Revit integration program called PlanGrid BIM, which allows users to access 2D or 3D BIM files on their mobile devices. According to a company press release, this technology will help users avoid data loss that can occur when files are “flattened down” into PDFs, which are often shared for use on jobsites. [PlanGrid]
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