JKMuir assisted the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability (MOS) in meeting emissions reductions goals through the development of greenhouse gas reduction strategies as part of New York City’s comprehensive goal to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050 (80 x 50).
JKMuir established a business case scenario that quantified the city’s current and future greenhouse gas emissions from water treatment, wastewater treatment and landfill facilities through the detailed analysis of historical energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions. JKMuir drew on experience in developing sustainability and energy reduction strategies, as well as case studies from net zero facilities around the world to identify feasible options to meet the city’s goals. Once a range of feasible emission reduction strategies were identified, JKMuir modeled the emissions savings from the proposed alternatives. Findings and recommendations were summarized in a report for the city to compare strategies and implement identified methods and alternatives.
Throughout the project JKMuir collaborated with a diverse group of experts in energy, transportation, and waste reduction as well as, city agencies and stakeholders, including DEP, to develop strategies and address the feasibility of alternatives.