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Autodesk Announces Its Support for Green Button Initiative

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SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has committed its support to the White House-inspired, industry-led “Green Button” Initiative. The Green Button Initiative makes it possible for utilities to provide their residential and commercial customers with detailed, downloadable energy usage information, in a consumer-friendly and computer-friendly industry standard format.

“At Autodesk, we seek to make sustainability easy, insightful and cost-effective for millions of architects, engineers and designers. Using Building Information Modeling (BIM) and building performance analysis tools, architects can evaluate a new or existing building’s energy, water and carbon footprint and prioritize design decisions to improve its efficiency. These energy performance predictions can be measured against a building’s actual performance in a near real-time comparison to utility usage history,” said Phil Bernstein, vice president, Strategic Industry Relations, at Autodesk. “The Green Button Initiative plays a key role in making this imported utility usage history available and user-friendly. We applaud the Administration for partnering with industry on the Green Button Initiative, and think that it has great potential for building owners to further manage their energy consumption. We look forward to working further with the Initiative, and will implement Green Button functionality in our products in the future.”

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries -- including the last 17 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects -- use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about Autodesk, visit

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