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February 13th, 2008
Autodesk Expands Sustainable Design Product Portfolio

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PR – Autodesk, Inc. is expanding its portfolio of software
solutions to support sustainable design in the architecture,
engineering & construction (AEC) markets with the acquisition of
technology assets of two energy analysis software companies.
announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire substantially all
the assets of Green Building Studio, an innovative provider of
web-based building energy analysis that enables architects and
engineers to easily perform whole building energy analysis early in the
design process. Autodesk also announced that it has acquired
substantially all the assets of Carmel Software Corporation, a
developer of HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning)
mechanical engineering software that enables engineers and architects
to analyze their mechanical designs and help ensure sustainability
goals are achieved. Terms of the acquisitions were not disclosed.

"Autodesk is committed to providing technology that makes
sustainable design easier and more efficient," said Jay Bhatt, senior
vice president, Autodesk AEC Solutions. "We look forward to adding the
Green Building Studio and Carmel technologies to the Autodesk portfolio
and helping our customers more easily leverage the coordinated,
reliable data created in the Revit platform for building information
modeling (BIM) to help predict performance and design buildings with
reduced environmental impact."

Green Building Studio Inc. developed the Green Building XML (gbXML)
schema and launched the Green Building Studio web service in 2004. The
web service offers whole building energy, carbon, and other analysis
tools for architects and designers using CAD and BIM software from
Autodesk and other industry providers. Green Building Studio provides
the ability to quickly and efficiently analyze building design
proposals, providing building performance information to support
sustainable design. Autodesk currently plans to continue support for
the Green Building Studio web service and gbXML as an open standard,
and to strengthen the web service’s integration with its BIM software.

"We have partnered with Autodesk for many years, and commend their
ongoing support for sustainability," said John Kennedy, CEO, Green
Building Studio. "Green Building Studio looks forward to becoming part
of Autodesk. We are eager to contribute our industry expertise in green
buildings to drive mainstream adoption of sustainability and accelerate
the AEC industry’s transition to carbon neutral buildings."

Carmel Software has been developing and selling HVAC mechanical
engineering software since 1995. Carmel’s flagship product delivers
thermal load calculations that give engineers information to
appropriately size a building’s HVAC systems. In addition, Carmel’s
software portfolio includes programs for duct sizing, refrigeration,
pipe sizing, estimating, and life-cycle cost analysis. These
applications are connected with the Revit platform for BIM via gbXML.
Autodesk plans to continue support for the Carmel products and to
leverage the capabilities of Carmel Software’s products with its BIM

Stephen Roth, P.E., President of Carmel Software Corporation said,
"We are excited to join Autodesk and help mechanical, electrical and
plumbing customers use Carmel technology to analyze their HVAC designs
to help create better performing buildings."

To read more about how Autodesk and its customers are addressing sustainable design, please visit

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