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Building Better Outcomes – A PlanIT Impact Report 2018

By Dominique Davison / October 9, 2018

An introduction to how PlanIT Impact enables energy modeling as a part of every building. Click here for: PlanIT Impact Report 2018

Bridging the gap between believing in and achieving sustainable design

By Dominique Davison / August 28, 2018

Today 90 percent of architects, engineers and construction industry professionals believe that sustainability is important. That’s the finding of an independent survey that we conducted with more than 3,000 industry professionals.   Clearly, people care about the impact our industry has on the planet, including our clients. Yet, despite that pervasive belief, the New York Times reports that […]

Building Better Outcomes: How PlanIT Impact Can Impact Your Bottom-Line

By Dominique Davison / July 30, 2018

As a principal of an architecture and urban design firm, with 20 years of experience in the industry, I have guided my various clients through some very important and expensive investment decisions. However, we face some of the biggest challenges around advising on sustainability and long term operational cost decisions. “What HVAC systems should we […]

KC Digital Drive: Kansas City companies win 3 of 21 gigabit app awards so far

By Dominique Davison / April 27, 2018

By: Startland Staff,   startlandnews.com | April 27, 2018 Two Kansas City startups each recently earned $10,000 awards through a program promoting gigabit app development in the metro. A third firm won previously. OnTimeSocial and PlanIT Impact were among 11 companies honored this spring by US Ignite, which seeks to leverage networking technologies to build stronger smart communities. In Kansas City, US Ignite […]

Why do building performance benchmarking for your clients, even if they don’t ask for it?

By Dominique Davison / December 7, 2017

I have been practicing in the building design and construction industry for over 20 years and something I have seen over and over again is a pigeon-holing of project types into two categories – those that are sustainable and those that are not. The design team classifies the client in the same way – those […]

Client Impact

By Dominique Davison / June 30, 2017

There’s Value in Less Like you, I constantly strive to deliver more value to my clients. According to a recent industry survey, 72% of respondents anticipate increased investment in energy efficiency or renewable energy in the next year. The drivers for this are many: lower building operating costs, marketing value, tenant demand, and regulation are […]

Local Impact

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Data Drives Healthier Communities My team at PlanIT Impact is more inspired and motivated than ever about the potential for technology to solve critical problems our cities face after spending time in D.C. with industry professionals, academic experts and leaders focused on building the Smart City of tomorrow. The benefits of better data are enormous […]

Global Impact

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Building Professionals are Addressing Sustainability Early. Here’s Why… Buildings are a huge part of our lives. We spend about 90% of our lives inside of them. They form our cities and shape the public realm. An entire industry of professionals are involved in how the built environment shapes our day-to-day activities. Architects, engineers, urban planners, […]

Making an Impact on Transportation

By Dominique Davison / April 17, 2017

With stories of smog and pollution in India and China frequently appearing in major news outlets, I’m reminded of why we include transportation as one of the key indicators of PlanIT Impact’s score and current weight is as just as important as energy use, water use and Stormwater impact. Per the 2030 Challenge data and […]

Setting LEED Goals with PlanIT Impact

By Dominique Davison / March 6, 2017

The feature image shows just how easily a PlanIT Impact score translates to Energy Optimization points for LEED (Table 1 is from the USGBC LEED Credit Library). Because LEED is so widely-recognized as a benchmark for building performance, at PlanIT Impact we often field questions regarding our suitability for the LEED certification process. While PlanIT […]