One City: Built to Last

Director Nico Kienzl of the New York office was invited to join the “One City: Built to Last” Technical Working Group assembled by New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, to address city building emissions.

Buildings in New York City are responsible for 74% of greenhouse gas emissions and “One City: Built to Last” is a 10-year plan to reduce energy use in existing buildings by 10%. With this ten year plan, this makes New York City the largest city to commit to the 80% reduction by 2050.

As part of this 40-member panel of leading industry experts, Nico brings his commitment and expertise in energy and building performance with over a decade of experience in the application of advanced building analysis. Nico has worked intensely on over 100 high-performance large scale residential, commercial and institutional buildings, as well as on renovation work in the US and around the world. This experience is vital in assisting the working group, the Mayor, and the City over the next years to solidify programs, incentives, and mandates to retrofit existing buildings to become more energy efficient.

Read more about the Technical Working Group here.