Schneider Electric, Autodesk team up to use BIM to make buildings more energy efficient
San Francisco — Schneider Electric and Autodesk are teaming up to advance building information modeling (BIM) technology and principles for building lifecycle management. As part of the collaboration, the two companies are exploring ways to complement each other’s strengths to make buildings more energy efficient, from the design and construction stage and continuing through operation and end-of-life phases.
The collaboration may include new solutions and services in the areas of energy management, building automation and control, and workspace management.
The joint efforts look to combine Schneider Electric’s expertise in electrical distribution, energy and building management solutions with Autodesk’s portfolio of BIM-based design and construction.
The goal is to make structures more energy efficient with the use of 3D modeling.
“The journey to sustainable high performance buildings starts with taking a comprehensive holistic view of a building lifecycle, from design, construction, and operation including adaptation to ever changing needs of businesses and organizations,” says Jean-Luc Meyer, senior VP, strategy and innovation, Schneider Electric. “Today’s announcement builds on decades of Schneider Electric integrated approach to building management that can reduce energy, reduce capital expenditures, decrease operating expenditures and improve overall business performance. We see a huge potential in digitizing buildings project lifecycle. We believe that the cooperation with Autodesk will help drive a deep and long-term transformation in the construction industry, providing greater value to each user and contributing to solve the energy challenge.”
Fry’s Food & Drug to anchor Mulberry Marketplace
Mesa, Ariz. — Brown Group announced that Fry’s Food & Drug will anchor the retail developer’s new Mulberry Marketplace, to be built at the northwest corner of Guadalupe Road and Signal Butte Road in Mesa, Arizona.
The development is comprised of 17.70 acres – 5.3 acres owned by Brown Group partners Gary Brown and Todd Kjar, and 12.4 acres owned by Fry’s. Mulberry Marketplace will be the third Fry’s-anchored center Brown Group has developed in the last five years
Work is scheduled to begin in July 2015, including site work, construction of a 123,419-sq.-ft. Fry’s, and 12,000 sq. ft. of shops attached to the south. The site plan calls for 710 parking spaces and a Fry’s Fuel Center; deals are in the works for the three pads available for ground lease. Two of the pads are designed for drive-through restaurants and the third is for a bank.
Named for the nearby Mulberry residential development, Mulberry Marketplace will be filled with the type of service providers typically needed in a neighborhood center. “We hope to satisfy a consumer’s needs in a number of different areas with service tenants and restaurants,” said Brown. “We try to create a nice marketing mix of various tenants who complement one another.”
DLC Management promotes leasing execs
Tarrytown, N.Y. — DLC Management Corporation announced the promotions of Adam Greenberg and Heather Moon from associate directors of leasing to directors of leasing for their respective regions.
According to DLC, both Greenberg and Moon have demonstrated strong deal-making skills through the number of deals they have completed in any given year, problem-solving for key spaces/vacancies, and the execution of overall property business plans.
“It gives me tremendous pride to make this announcement, and I want to say thank you to both Adam and Heather for their investment in themselves and what they give to DLC each and everyday,” said DLC COO Daniel Taub.