A building analytics software platform geared toward enabling carbon neutrality is unveiling new features to help architects, engineers, developers and property managers design and build greener structures.
PlanIT Impact’s artificial intelligence-driven technology delivers cost-benefit insights on how to maximize energy, stormwater, water and transportation savings. Its new and forthcoming software enhancements make the platform smarter and faster, which allows designers and builders quick access to more valuable sustainability metrics.
The PlanIT Impact development team began rolling out updates this month and will continue to do so through the first quarter of 2021:
PI Blocks represents an added area of focus for PlanIT Impact, which sees great potential to increase sustainability at data centers through its platform. In 2018, data centers consumed about 1 percent of all electricity worldwide; predictions show that could grow to 10 percent of global electricity usage by 2030.
“Environmental sustainability should be at the forefront of every business’s vision for the future. By incorporating our technology, data centers can simplify their path to net-zero, and potentially net-positive, energy design,” said PlanIT Impact CEO Dominique Davison.
PlanIT Impact’s goal is to help data centers reduce energy and water use by 30 percent, which would reduce carbon emissions and ease the amount of offset required by renewable energy to meet net-zero impact goals. Reducing energy usage by 40 megawatts per facility would equate to reduced greenhouse gas emissions of 28 metric tons at each site, Davison said.
Compass Datacenters is part of the PlanIT Impact pilot program. Its lessees have seen benefits of cost savings as well as the opportunity to take a visible step toward sustainability goals.
“By incorporating PlanIT Impact’s technology into our datacenter builds, we are pleased to provide all of our tenants with the ability to maximize energy and water savings — and deliver a competitive advantage for hyperscalers in particular,” said Nancy Novak, Chief Innovation Officer at Compass Datacenters.