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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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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[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 Danya Foster / 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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