Energy infrastructure masterplan for Empire State Plaza
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.
Delivering value to clients
Highlighted projects with key clients in 2021
Harvesting synergies to serve our clients
2021 marked the first full year of the Henning Larsen brand operating as a part of Ramboll. Henning Larsen and Ramboll’s existing design-led disciplines were successfully combined into a new business unit for Architecture & Landscape, whose services are now delivered under the Henning Larsen brand.
Massive overhaul of Denmark's energy infrastructure
The Danish transmission system operator, Energinet, will need to retrofit or build up to 100 substations across Denmark in the next 10-15 years. Ramboll won the owner's engineer contract to retrofit the first three substations.
New framework agreement for water resilience project
Ensuring water quality and security in cities is a global challenge, in large part due to urbanisation and climate change. Ramboll tackles these challenges in a number of framework agreements that establish or strengthen our long-term client relationships.
Pioneering research shows value of sustainable construction
With the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, we set out the business case for pursuing circularity in the built environment. In 2021, we authored a report with the WBCSD to underscore the business value of a circular economy in the construction sector.
Raising timber to new heights
The Marble Pier is a joint project from Ramboll and Henning Larsen Architects for AP Pension. At eight stories and 36 metres tall, the Marble Pier will be one of the largest timber buildings ever erected in Denmark and home to some of the most sustainable offices possible.
Scaling sustainability across the real estate portfolio for Storebrand
More and more companies are seeking to improve their sustainability impact across the full value chain. Storebrand aims to reduce energy demand in buildings, invest green in accordance with the EU Taxonomy and reach net-zero emissions in its investment portfolio by 2050.
Progress on our commitments
Our commitment: We care for all employees and their development through leadership, investment in people and equal opportunities. We put health and safety first through a zero-harm culture and safety in design.
Our commitment: We are an active member of society, contributing to its sustainable development. We avoid taking on projects that are damaging to society or destructive to the natural environment.