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Smart Cities – Energy Efficiency in the Infrastructure – New York City

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12/01/14 | 09:00 AM
| 05:00 PM
871 United Nations Plaza (1st Avenue at 49th Street), New York, NY 10017


Susanne Rehse
Senior Manager Business Development Consulting
Phone: (212) 974-8836
Email: srehse(at)gaccny.com
Fax: (646) 974-8867

Thank you for attending the German American Smart Cities Symposium in New York City!

New York City is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. But the forecast of 9.1 million residents by 2030 is not the only long-term challenge New York City is facing. In 2007, the city released the groundbreaking initiative “PlaNYC” in an effort to address challenges like a growing city, changing climate conditions, an evolving economy, and aging infrastructure.

The “PlaNYC” initiative resulted in significant progress in just a few years:

  • The cleanest air in 50 years
  • 865,000 trees and five million square feet of reflective rooftop added to our urban landscape
  • Building codes upgraded to prepare for floods, wind, and extreme weather
  • 19% reduction in carbon emissions since 2005, well ahead of our goal to reach 30% reduction by 2030

The event was build on New York City’s vision for the future, bringing experts from Germany and local US innovators together to discuss ways to cooperate. Germany has been known for decades as a leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy. The event targeted professionals, researchers and opinion leaders in the fields of energy efficiency in the infrastructure and in buildings, sustainable urban planning as well as waste, water, transportation and energy management.

The program is sponsored by the Energy Efficiency Export Initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy which aims to:

  • Highlight efficient solutions from Germany that can be implemented in the US.
  • Share industry knowledge internationally to further develop the sustainable building and infrastructure market.
  • Raise awareness among political decision makers and opinion leaders concerning the importance of energy efficiency and the synergy between the two countries.
  • Support climate protection and resource conservation through smarter buildings and infrastructures

Presentations can now be downloaded:

Learn more about the German companies (company profiles) that were part of the delegation.

For further information and any questions you might have, please contact:

GACC New York, Susanne Rehse
+1 (212) 974-8836 | consulting(at)gaccny.com