18 of the 19 warmest years all have occurred since 2001. The year 2016 ranks as the warmest year on record. The latest annual average anomaly is +0.8 °C. (source: NASA/GISS, Global Climate Change)
By 2050, two out of every three people are likely to be living in cities or other urban areas — highlighting the need for more sustainable urban planning and public services. Most of the increase is expected to be highly-concentrated in just a handful of countries. (source: UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs)
The AEC industry is not moving fast enough. Design are often developed manually without taking advantage the wealth of environmental and contextual information available online. This results in an inefficient, error-prone process — resulting in poor sustainable outcomes and wasting time.