We are all familiar with the industrial revolution – a period where major changes in the way we did stuff (whether it was food production, manufacturing, moving from point A to point B … pretty much everything we did) impacted not only the economy but also our culture as well. So imagine my surprise when I heard on the radio that we are smack-dab in the middle of the next industrial revolution.
This industrial revolution refers to the green movement. Whether or not you believe in global warming, our generation is trying to minimize its impact on mother earth. We have introduced new laws, promised to reduce our carbon footprint and generally become more responsible in the way we use the limited resources we have on hand. Regardless of which side of the green fence you sit on, who can argue with increasing efficiency so that the same tank of gas can give you more than 100 MPG especially since a full tank now costs an arm and a good portion of a leg? Or reducing the cooling requirements in a building so the equipment can operate safely while ensuring occupant comfort?
Getting more out of the same or even fewer resources is something we talk about here in the ROI blog all the time. So I would like to extend an invitation to everyone for an upcoming free online event titled Responsible Design for a Greener Future From what I understand, if poor design decisions make it through to the final build stage, then the cost of repair is 3 orders of magnitude greater than if the problem had been identified during the initial design stage. This online presentation will show you how computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can help reduce costs associated with design and operation in the built environment by enabling you to catch possible design flaws during the very early stages of design – when the cost of fixing issues is much lower. CFD has been used to prove data center room layouts and cooling needs, ventilation in parking structures and office buildings and even automotive and plane passenger comfort. So now, you can take your designs to the next level by making sure that your designs meet not only your design specifications but regulatory and environmental requirements as well.
Hope to see you there.
Until next time,