SmartCityTech Matchmaking Mission – New York City

12. januar 2022 – 15:00 – 16:00 ONLINE

Calling all companies within sustainable building management and individual heat and energy supply! The SmartCityTech Partnership hereby invites you to join our matchmaking mission to New York City and the town of Ithaca.

If you are interested in getting an introduction to the locations, sector focus, challenges and stakeholders, please register for our kick-off webinar. You will also learn how we intend to structure the mission from kick-off to post-mission evaluation.

Kick-off webinar: January 12th at 15:00-16:00 CET. Register HERE.

Host: Green Hub Denmark — SmartCityTech partner.

Tentative Programme (approx. 50 minutes):

  • 15:00-15:05
    Opening remarks
    By Thilde Møller Larsen, Green Hub Denmark.
    Welcome and introduction to todayu2019s programme.
    Learn about the missionu2019s background, locations, sector focus, and the European delegation.
  • 15:05-15:15
    The Opportunities
    By TBA.
    Why the state of New York and the green building focus?
  • 15:15-15:25
    The Markets
    By Nikoline Bak, Green Hub Denmark
    Understand what makes these markets interesting.
    – New York City
    – Ithaca
  • 15:25-15:35
    The Programme
    By Thilde Møller Larsen, Green Hub Denmark
    Learn about the mission agenda, the US stakeholders and their challenges.
    – The tentative week program
    – The stakeholders
  • 15:35-15:45
    The Commitment
    By Thilde Møller Larsen, Green Hub Denmark
    Learn more about our Business Group New York and how it works
    – Next steps
    – Future webinars
    – Participation deadline
  • 15:45-15:50
    Dialog and question time
    Opportunity to ask questions regarding the mission, markets, or stakeholders
  • 15:50
    Thank you for today


Green Agenda
State of New York

New York is not only the most populous state in America with over 8 million inhabitants, but it is also seen as one of the most progressive American states when it comes to accelerating green growth. This is further highlighted by the stateu2019s ambitious goals:

  • reduce its CO2 emissions by 100 percent by 2050
  • lower its CO2 emissions from buildings with 35 percent by 2025
  • massive investments of $104.1 billion into the green transition of New York

Infrastructure in New York City

Infrastructure is also on New Yorks green agenda. In fact, it is estimated that by 2050, 8,000-30,000 new buildings are to be built and up to 70,000 buildings are going to be replaced. It is also estimated that 14,500 building have already been selected for retrofitting. In this process, green solutions and innovative products are vital.

With the quality of many European countriesu2019 expertise within the areas mentioned above, the interest for European solutions and products to enhance the energy efficiency within New York building is in high demand, creating a clear market opportunity for European companies as well as the opportunity for public actors to create new green international friendships.

Ithaca: The first carbon-neutral city in the US

Approximately 360km from New York City lies the city of Ithaca which is home to 32,000 residents as well as the #1 ranked in Sustainability, private Ivy League institution, Cornell University.

Despite its size, the city has some very big green ambitions and in 2019, the City of Ithaca unanimously adopted its Green New Deal, a plan which will help cut Ithacau2019s 4000,000 tons per year of carbon dioxide emissions by 40%. The Green New Deal includes the ambition of achieving carbon-neutrality community-wide by 2030. To achieve this goal, The City of Ithaca have chosen to decarbonize and electrify thousands of privately owned commercials and residential buildings across the city by the end of the decade. The focus on retrofitting buildings — installing electric heating systems, solar panels and battery storage as well as reducing energy use and greening the electric grid — promises to tackle an often-overlooked but significant contributor to climate change: buildings, which make up nearly 40% of US carbon emissions.

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