PlanIT Impact for Revit: Easy and Fast Model Prep

By Alyson Hallander / January 28, 2020
Challenges with Building Performance Technology Solutions and 3D Modeling When it comes to building performance technology, a wide variety of tools have been developed all serving different purposes.  Whether a designer is evaluating daylighting, energy use, utility costs, embodied carbon, water use, thermal comfort, etc…. There’s a different solution for everything! One challenge that has [...]
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Measuring Carbon Impact with PlanIT Impact

By Alyson Hallander / December 9, 2019
Can you calculate carbon impact in PlanIT Impact?  Users can leverage the energy use results and free tools from the EPA to calculate carbon impact from energy saving design measures. Keep reading to see how it’s done. Calculate the Energy Savings for your Proposed Design To use the EPA calculator, you need to know the [...]
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Five Stages of a Sustainability Driven Design Firm

By Alyson Hallander / December 5, 2019
*This article is adapted from a report by Ogilvy, Making Brands Matter for the Generations to Come.  Many of the core concepts have been adapted by PlanIT Impact to apply to the problems architects have in addressing sustainability. Ogilvy recently published Making Brands Matter for the Generations to Come, a report written to help brands [...]
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[NEWS] PlanIT Impact Launches New SMART Stormwater Module for Landscape Architects

By Alyson Hallander / November 12, 2019
PlanIT Impact Launches New SMART Stormwater Module for Landscape Architects. Accesses Jain Irrigation's dynamic weather API to get 10 years of data for optimizing green design. In the wake of LAF’s New Landscape Declaration and as the 2019 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture kicks off, PlanIT Impact has launched a new software solution leveraging the [...]
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Corporate Social Responsibility and THE MAJOR BIG OPPORTUNITY for Architecture and Sustainability

By Alyson Hallander / October 3, 2019
Across all industries, brands are choosing to be a force for good by recognizing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). A few motivations are driving the movement: In order to continue to thrive and maintain profitability, brands recognize they have an important role to play in a changing social and environmental landscape.  CSR helps brands be resilient [...]
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The “Why” Behind Our Stormwater Module

By Alyson Hallander / September 4, 2019
When it comes to stormwater management, there are many “pull” factors that pressure landscape architects to elevate the performance of their designs: Increasingly, cities and municipalities require designers to evaluate GI solutions for handling portions of rainfall events in addition to social benefits that green space provides. SITES Certification rewards and encourages GI and achieving [...]
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Three EASY Steps to Meet the AIA 2030 Commitment

By Alyson Hallander / August 28, 2019
With the roaring 2020s just a few months away, the AIA 2030 Commitment is about to move the needle closer to it’s ultimate Carbon Neutral goal. For new building, development, and major renovation projects, the energy use reduction goal will increase from 70% to 80% below the regional average for that building type. Source: architecture [...]
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Introducing The Stormwater Module for Landscape Architects

By planitimpact / July 25, 2019
ATTN: Landscape Architects PlanIT Impact just released a major upgrade to the Stormwater module!  Check out what’s new by logging into PlanIT Impact or requesting a free live demonstration. What to expect: Discover design strategies that improve stormwater and irrigation performance. Begin with the design rainfall event and desired maintenance cost goals.  PlanIT Impact discovers [...]
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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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