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The New York State Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), in partnership with Access Cities, have launched the Urban Water Vision Challenge for new and innovative
The overall challenge question is:
In the upcoming weeks you will have the opportunity to participate in the two workshops, where you will get to dive into the challenge, brainstorm ideas and discuss potential solutions with fellow minded peers. The aim of the co-creation workshops is for multi-sector groups to co-develop several potential feasible solution ideas to the city challenge, to be later pitched to a panel of senior city stakeholders.
REGISTER for the two workshops to learn about the challenges in more detail and what the process and key dates of activities for you to get involved in.
Workshop 1 ‘Ideation, Brainstorming and Prioritization’: Wednesday 14th April 15:00-17:00 CET (09:00-11:00 EDT)
The first workshop will focus on detailed presentations from both NYC and CPH on the challenges and will allow the participants to have the first focused Q&As. The participating companies will then get 2-3 minutes to pitch their company/technology to the other participants. Following this, the companies will be encouraged to match-up and invited onto the online digital platform space. Here, the companies will work in groups and brainstorm initial solution ideas in breakout rooms. The goal isn’t a perfect idea, it’s lots of ideas, collaboration, and openness to wild solutions. The only way to get to good ideas is to have lots to choose from.
Workshop 2 ‘Developing one idea for the pitch session’: Wednesday 28th April 15:00-18:00 (09:00-11:00 EST).
In the second workshop, the companies will dive into how to present their pitch. A pitch is a great way to communicate an idea, how it works, why it counts, and who it benefits. And in the process of making it, participants will clarify the key elements of their idea and refine how they talk about them. A pitch is a primary way that they will present their idea, and they will be using it to convince different types of people—from other companies to potential city officials to rally to their cause.
Pitching Session: May (exact date TBC).
The participating companies will be able to present the co-creation solutions in front of a panel of judges including the city representatives. More to come on the date and time – as well as the venue setup for the final pitching session.
Deadline for applying to take part in the workshops is 9th April 2021. Register for the workshops HERE.
For further questions, please feel free to contact Natalie Nolte at email@example.com.
14 (Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 28 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm
20apr9:00 am10:00 amBuild Back Greener - Green Recovery Strategies for the Building SectorAs part of US Climate Action Week 2021, ROCKWOOL International and Danish Cleantech Hub invites to the event Build Back Greener - Green Recovery Strategies for the Building Sector
Build Back Greener - Green Recovery Strategies for the Building Sector As part of US Climate Action Week 2021, ROCKWOOL International and Danish Cleantech Hub is opening the virtual doors for
Build Back Greener – Green Recovery Strategies for the Building Sector
As part of US Climate Action Week 2021, ROCKWOOL International and Danish Cleantech Hub is opening the virtual doors for the event ‘Build Back Greener – Green Recovery Strategies for the Building Sector’.
The buildings and construction sector is highly energy-demanding and carbon-intensive, accounting for 39 percent of global energy-related CO2 emissions and it must be emphasized, that it already makes business sense to build green. Green buildings have a lower operational cost than traditional ones and their asset value is around 10% higher. Yet, to fully decarbonize the built environment as a system, we need to make sure that all players along the value chain collaborate and focus on the reduction of emissions and creating green jobs and economic growth.
The climate change movement in the built environment has gained serious momentum in recent years. Spearheaded by government and the private sector, more and more stakeholders are signing up to set and help meet energy and climate targets across the buildings sector. The construction sector can pave the way for a green economic recovery and provide the boost we need to jump-start the economy in the aftermath of COVID-19.
During the event and with the Leader’s Summit on Climate as the backdrop, American and Danish experts across the building sector will discuss best in class recovery strategies on how to leverage building retrofits and public-private partnerships to support economic development and innovation while creating green jobs, focusing on the ambitious goals already set by New York State and New York City.
9.00 am – Opening Remarks
- Janet Joseph, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Market Development, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
9.05 am – Keynote: Green Infrastructure and Long Term Strategies
9.15 am – Climate Partnerships: Fostering Collaboration to Accelerate the Green Transition
- Ingrid Reumert, Vice President, External Relations & Sustainability at VELUX and Vice Chair for the Building and Construction Climate Partnership
9.25 am – Putting Strategy into Practice
- Rory Moss, President, ROCKWOOL North America
9.35 am – Fireside chat: Partnerships as a Way to Support Innovation, Growth and Job creation in the Buildings Sector
- Sander Dolder, Senior Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation
- Rory Moss, President, ROCKWOOL North America
- Ingrid Reumert, Vice President, External Relations & Sustainability, VELUX
- Paulina Lis, Program Manager and Technical Adviser, Private Building Efficiency, C40 Cities
10.00 am – Thank you and end of program
For more information, or questions regarding the event, please contact Mille Munksgaard, Senior Project Manager and Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Tuesday) 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST