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 Dominique Davison / 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 Dominique Davison / 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 Dominique Davison / 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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Global Impact

By Dominique Davison /

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, […]

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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 […]

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