We aim to significantly reduce the Empire State Plaza's carbon footprint, in line with New York's goal of cutting emissions by 85% by 2050.

In the US, Ramboll won its largest energy masterplan project to date, an energy audit of the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany, New York.

We will use a multidisciplinary approach to develop an energy infrastructure masterplan for significantly reducing the Plaza’s carbon footprint, in line with New York State’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85% by 2050. 

Key project goals include reducing the reliance on fossil fuels in favour of renewables, addressing environmental challenges related to the discharge of condenser water into the Hudson River, and improving the resilience of the infrastructure. 

“At Ramboll, we are excited that our comprehensive knowledge and experience within the energy sector are contributing to this very important energy planning project for the state and local community,” said Rob Neimeier, Project Director, Energy Efficiency & Planning for Ramboll in the Americas.

“The project focuses on transitioning the Plaza to renewable and low-carbon energy solutions as the state moves closer toward its ambitious energy goals.” 

The Plaza is home to several state level government agencies, the legislature, and governor’s office, employing more than 13,000 public servants in total. 

Ramboll faced stiff competition but was awarded the project based on a strong interview, demonstrated global experience and a fee aligned with the project budget.

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