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Construction regulators have been told by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) that the sector must cut carbon emissions and march quickly to net-zero.

Residential and commercial buildings account for roughly 29% of total US greenhouse gas emissions, and increased appliances and electronics usage is expected to result in a further net increase by 2050; energy use in total is expected to grow around 0.3 percent a year from 2016 to 2050.

Residential and commercial buildings account for roughly 29% of total US greenhouse gas emissions,Residential and commercial buildings account for roughly 29% of total US greenhouse gas emissions,

Driving down residential and commercial building emissions brings greater energy efficiency, increased electrification for infrastructure, and reduced harm to the planet. The RMI has presented a framework that governments and states can follow as part of the 'Race to Zero.'

The RMI believes the first step is using holistic approaches to maximize progress in meeting shared objectives. Public utility commissions and other government bodies will need to form a vision, clarify roles, and coordinate policies and programs.

The institute also wants clear guidelines on alternative fuels. While proposals to decarbonize pipeline transported fuel have emerged worldwide, state regulators need to consider a few critical questions around availability, best use, and alternative fuel costs.

And governments will need to ensure there are larger workforces to install new equipment, perform efficiency upgrades, engineering and manufacturing new technical solutions, and expand electricity generation.

Finally, governments and states must manage transition away from employment focused on diminishing fossil fuel use (eg engineering and installing gas distribution infrastructure, installing gas appliances, and delivering oil).

Digital Twin market leader Cityzenith and its software platform SmartWorldOS™ can create virtual replicas of buildings and urban areas to track, manage and optimize carbon emissions and minimize environmental damage.

CEO Michael Jansen believes such tech will be essential for regulatory bodies to ensure carbon emissions are curbed and can work hand in hand with RMI's decarbonization framework:

"Despite only covering 3% of the Earth's surface, cities contribute to 70% of global carbon emissions while consuming 78% of the world's primary energy, of which we waste 67.5%. Smart tech innovations such as SmartWorldOS™ can provide the essential interconnectivity required to reduce these percentages.

"Handling massive data streams harnessed to cutting-edge AI, we have delivered custom climate resilience applications to greenfield cities, real estate developments, and infrastructure projects. We know the issues and can help solve them for those who design, build, and manage cities."

If you would like to hear more from Cityzenith CEO Michael Jansen, you can listen to him directly in an upcoming FREE webinar, ‘Investing in an AI Technology Platform For Sustainable Cities,' taking place virtually on Tuesday 13th and 20th of July at 13:00 CT. To learn more about using emerging tech to combat Climate Change, please sign up here.

About Cityzenith

Cityzenith is based in Chicago with offices in London and New Delhi. The company’s SmartWorldOS™ Digital Twin platform was created for anyone designing, constructing, and managing complex, large-scale building projects, properties, and real estate portfolios but has developed to cover infrastructure, energy projects, transport, health, people movements, and whole cities. Find out more at www.cityzenith.com.

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The United States government is renewing efforts to combat the climate crisis, amid fears of irreversible disaster if sufficient action is not taken.

Following the previous administration’s withdrawal from the 2016 Paris Agreement, Washington aims to show greater climate-awareness, notably by re-joining the agreement.

This has bolstered European Union hopes of improving US relations, after four years of climate hostility between the former Trump administration in Washington and its Brussels counterparts.

US Climate Envoy John Kerry has even implied that the Paris treaty might not go far enough, explaining that global warming would continue even if everybody applied the terms of the agreement, a point to be addressed by a US-hosted meeting of nations in April to raise ambitions ahead of the November UN climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

EU Commission Vice-president in charge for European Green Deal Frans Timmermans and US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, Brussels, Belgium on March 9th, 2021.EU Commission Vice-president in charge for European Green Deal Frans Timmermans and US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, Brussels, Belgium on March 9th, 2021.

"This is the moment for countries, common sense, people, to come together and get the job done," said Kerry, adding: "This decade 2020 to 2030 must be the decade of action.”

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen was delighted to find an ally in the United States once again: "It's wonderful to have a good friend back in the EU and it is wonderful to know that we have a friend again in the White House," she said of Kerry.

Both the US and EU are banking on new technologies and innovation to help cut urban emissions, where nearly 75% of global primary energy supply is consumed. Understanding patterns here may help to address challenges to sustainability and energy security.

However, urban energy analyses are severely limited by lack of data. It is virtually non-existent in developing countries yet current projections suggest that new urban growth is bound to occur in these data-starved regions.

A solution to the issue of low levels of data aggregation and analyses in urban areas is Cityzenith’s newly released SmartWorldOS Digital Twin technology, which can aggregate, integrate, analyze, and visualize all urban development and infrastructure and manage climate-friendly low emission actions and projects.

Earlier SmartWorld versions have been involved in the planning for the new Orlando Sports and Entertainment District, home of the Orlando Magic basketball team, the $6.5 billion greenfield smart regional capital city of Amaravati, India, as well as many other urban development projects around the world.

And Cityzenith CEO Michael Jansen backed the US Climate Envoy’s message: “This significant repositioning by the US underlines that we have reached a tipping point in the march towards fossil fuel independence. The world's cities produce 70+% of all the world's carbon emissions and must be ground zero for the climate resilience battle, creating a new market for cutting edge decarbonization technologies that perhaps many of us never thought possible.

“The most essential of all of those technologies is Digital Twins. A recent study predicted that by 2025, 500 major world cities will rely on Digital Twin technology to integrate and optimize a multitude of common city functions. I believe this trend will be driven principally by the need to reconfigure cities everywhere as a platform to support and catalyze the development of local, liveable zero-carbon economies as nations tackle climate change.

“And this is why Cityzenith launched its ‘Clean Cities - Clean Future’ initiative late last year, pledging to donate its SmartWorldPro Digital Twin software to 10 major cities dedicated to addressing Climate Change - we will announce the first project in the next few months.”

About Cityzenith
Cityzenith is based in Chicago with offices in London and New Delhi. The company's SmartWorldPro2™ Digital Twin platform was created for anyone designing, constructing, and managing complex, large-scale building projects, properties, and real estate portfolios. Find out more at www.cityzenith.com

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The world is building more significant projects in larger numbers than at any time in history. Our planet must accommodate the equivalent of 10,000 new cities by 2050 to keep pace with the projected population explosion.  70% of the world’s carbon emissions come from cities, and Digital Twin technology may hold the key to reversing this.

A recent Markets & Markets report estimated the Digital Twin market would grow from $3.1 billion in 2020 to $48.2 billion per year by 2026, at an annual CAGR of 58%. Digital Twin software is already revolutionizing industries such as Construction, Energy, Architecture, Aerospace, and Automotive & Transportation.

Image – Cityzenith’s Digital Twin software SmartWorld Image – Cityzenith’s Digital Twin software SmartWorld

Furthermore, the global Smart Infrastructure market is forecast to grow to $56b over the next four years, an annual growth rate of 19.5%, according to Market Research Explore.  The report for the global Smart Infrastructure market named Cityzenith, Siemens, and Black & Veatch, as the leading companies in the sector.

One of these Digital Twin software companies, Cityzenith who’s AI technology platform specializes in energy resilience and has recently launched an international campaign to help cities become climate-friendly under the banner of its Clean Cities – Clean Future campaign.   Cityzenith will donate its SmartWorldPro2 solution to up to 100 cities over the next three years to help them become carbon neutral.

CEO Michael Jansen noted that cities produce more than 70 per cent* of greenhouse gases and said that the use of data and artificial intelligence (AI) could cut this dramatically.

Digital twins were initially developed to aggregate, analyze and visualize complex information for manufacturing and construction industries. As they have evolved, they are increasingly being used as a tool by cities for urban resilience and lower carbon emissions.

ABI Research** expects more than 500 urban digital twins to be deployed by 2025, up from just a handful in 2019.  Jansen said, “For every million we raise in investment, we will donate our technology to a major city to help it become carbon neutral”.

“Since our inception, we have been using these tools to deliver custom climate resilience applications to greenfield cities, real estate developments, and infrastructure projects.

We know the issues and now have the right data aggregation, analysis, and visualization capabilities to help solve them for cities, and those who design, build, and manage them”.

If you would like to hear more about investing in sustainable cities, there is a unique opportunity to hear from the Architect behind the Clean Cities – Clean Future campaign and how Cityzenith is hoping to transform our cities and the Digital Twin market.

Special Webinar: Investing in a Sustainable Future for our Cities

Cityzenith CEO Michael Jansen Talks Digital Twins for 'Net Zero' Sustainable Cities with Investors

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 8:00 AM

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 1:00 PM

Central Time (US and Canada)

To date, over 4,500 investors have joined Cityzenith investing $9 million into this sector leading green technology company as featured in Forbes this month, Cities Today, and on the BBC.

Register for this FREE event here

*UNHabitat https://unhabitat.org/topic/climate-change

**ABI Research https://www.abiresearch.com/

About Cityzenith
Cityzenith is based in Chicago with offices in London and New Delhi. The company's SmartWorldPro2™ Digital Twin platform was created for anyone designing, constructing, and managing complex, large-scale building projects, properties, and real estate portfolios. Find out more at www.cityzenith.com

 

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