Making Sustainable Design…Sustainable

We’ve created an interactive web application to help building professionals and students better understand impacts to energy, water use, stormwater and transportation, balanced with economic impacts and Return on Investment, to enable Data-Driven Green Design.

About PlanIT Impact

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The National Science Foundation generously created this video describing PlanIT Impact’s functionality. This was in advance of the announcement by the White House of their new Smart Cities Initiative. PlanIT Impact is a participant of the Global Cities Team Challenge along with the City of Kansas City, Missouri. See the following link to learn more!

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Architects and Planners

  • Save money and time
  • More efficient, intelligent, iterative process
  • Higher-quality product
  • Make the case for resourceful design solutions
  • Achieve improved building and site performance

Developers

  • More efficient process delivering a quality product
  • Informed and holistic approach to resource allocation
  • ROI insights to help define ProForma: building performance, tax incentives, infrastructure costs, and quality of life

Government

  • Healthier, happier citizens
  • Meet environmental goals such as reduced energy or water use
  • More efficient use of financial resources
  • More targeted and intelligent tool for constituencies
  • Leverage collected open data

The Process