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Wyeth Atchison, C.E.M., Joins PlanIT Impact as President

By planitimpact / July 2, 2019
We are excited to announce... Wyeth Atchison, C.E.M. joins PlanIT Impact as President! Wyeth comes to us after nearly five years as a Program Manager for CLEAResult.  His primary responsibilities included implementing custom, standard, and block bid incentive programs for the Kansas City Power and Light Commercial and Industrial Business Energy Savings portfolio. Through his [...]
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[Webinar Recording] Improve Efficiency, Maximize ROI, and Learn How to Pay for It

By Alyson Hallander / June 13, 2019
In this webinar, presenters from CleanFUND, PlanIT Impact, and Lark Consulting introduce financing options for efficient buildings AND new design technology solutions for finding design strategies that balance efficiency, cost, and ROI.  Build more trust and collaboration with your clients. Leverage new ROI-based building performance tools during design AND learning about financing options for efficiency improvement [...]
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Landscape Architects Need Better Data to Design for the Future

By planitimpact / May 31, 2019
There is no doubt that cities across the United States are facing the consequences of aging stormwater infrastructure. As billions of dollars are spent managing stormwater, cites such as Kansas City and Philadelphia are taking a green infrastructure approach to address future needs and meet regulatory demands from the EPA. In both of these cases, [...]
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Case Study | The Financial Case for Less Glass in NYC

By planitimpact / May 16, 2019
"We are going to ban the classic glass and steel skyscrapers, which are incredibly inefficient," proclaimed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, in a press conference in April. "They have no place in our city or on our Earth anymore." While the Mayor's words are a stretch - no specific legislation has been drafted [...]
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Getting Ahead of the 2030 Commitment

By Alyson Hallander / April 25, 2019
With April nearly at an end, the 2018 reporting deadline for the AIA 2030 Commitment is behind us (whew!). Now that we’ve had a few weeks of breathing room, many firms are taking a good, hard look at how they stack up against the commitment and are asking themselves: How can we do better? Just [...]
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NEW Feel. NEW Look. NEW PlanIT Impact.

By Alyson Hallander / April 8, 2019
PlanIT Impact just released a major upgrade to the user interface and workflow of the energy module and Revit plugin.  Check out what’s new by logging into PlanIT Impact and installing the new version of the Revit plugin. What to expect: Flip the script on energy performance modeling. Begin with the goal in mind by [...]
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AI in Design: Q&A with our founder and CTO

By Alyson Hallander / April 1, 2019
  PlanIT Impact is the first tech firm in the AEC industry to leverage AI to enable easy, fast, collaborative, and smart design of more efficient buildings. Our energy module, driven by our Discovery Assistant, employs a Machine Learning (ML) model, which is a type of AI, to suggest optimized design strategies that balance energy [...]
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Three Easy Guidelines for Deepening Your Firm’s Sustainability Practice

By Dominique Davison / March 11, 2019
I’m an architect, but I’m also the owner of a small firm. In my 20+ year career I have worked on projects of a wide variety of scales and typologies throughout the country. Trained at UC Berkeley and Yale School of Architecture, two of the top architecture schools, I’ve had the privilege of working with [...]
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[Webinar Recording + Q&A] Streamline 2030 Commitment Reporting With PlanIT Impact

By planitimpact / February 28, 2019
In this webinar, our experts showed how you can speed up calculations for your project’s energy use and streamline your 2030 Commitment reporting with PlanIT Impact. This 45-minute video recording of our February 14 webinar explores: The challenges of fulfilling AIA’s 2030 Commitment An intro into PlanIT Impact’s ability to simplify and speed calculations A [...]
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How do you measure the productivity of creativity?

By Dominique Davison / February 4, 2019

Architects constantly strive to challenge the status quo and inspire connection in the spaces we create, but as the old adage goes: Rome wasn’t built in a day. The creative process takes time, but in today’s tech landscape, this process can be accomplished faster than ever before. A recent Architect Magazine article, “Can Technology Solve […]

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