New York’s 2030 District tackles building emissions with a digital twin
Digital twins are tipped to save cities US$280 billion by 2030 as well as helping to dramatically reduce emissions, and boost productivity and resilience.
These are attractive prospects but amid an urgent climate crisis and acute financial challenges, cities need to see the proof beyond the projections.
On a recent webinar with Cities Today, Michael Jansen, Founder and CEO of tech company Cityzenith, announced the launch of a pilot project in New York that will demonstrate the concept by helping to manage the carbon footprint of the Navy Yard in Brooklyn through digital twin technology.
Through the global Clean Cities – Clean Future initiative, Cityzenith has pledged to donate its SmartWorldOS digital twin platform to cities at no cost to help them meet their carbon reduction commitments. At least ten are on track to sign up by the end of this year, with New York as the launch city. Cityzenith plans to bring 100 cities on board by 2024 and 300 by 2026.