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HVAC Industry Standardizes on gbXML

July 06, 2004

GeoPraxis, an architectural, engineering and construction software company, announced recently that leading heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) manufacturers have adopted and are deploying gbXML, streamlining building design and providing interoperability for architects and building design teams. This critical breakthrough by the AEC industry will speed building design and drive down the costs by seamlessly sharing building design information between architects, building engineers, HVAC systems designers, and sales teams. Green Building XML (gbXML) is an open schema available at no charge to the AEC industry.

Market leader HVAC manufacturers standardizing on gbXML include: Trane, Carrier Corporation, and YORK International. Leading architectural design software and engineering companies supporting gbXML also include Autodesk, Graphisoft, Bentley Systems, Elite Software, ECOTECT, and GeoPraxis. While Trane has supported gbXML for several years, the adoption of gbXML by other leading HVAC manufacturers indicates that the industry is now standardizing on gbXML. For more info visit, webpage

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