Pioneering Digital Twin tech company Cityzenith has urged governments, real estate owners, city planners, and energy companies to act on Earth Day 2022’s (Friday 22 April) theme ‘Invest In Our Planet.’
“Invest is exactly the word here,” said Cityzenith CEO and Founder Michael Jansen. “Investing in de-carbonization of cities and infrastructure now will save us trillions of dollars. In addition to dreadful devastation to our environment.
“Inspired and enlightened investment in circular economics is also vital. This is what we are doing with our Urban Digital Twin technology. It helps drive down 50-100% of carbon emissions in our buildings and infrastructure. Moreover, it links our platform with carbon credits to offset vital areas such as the Amazon rainforest.
Jansen added that Earth Day – an annual event founded in 1970 to demonstrate support for environmental protection – had also created a succinct yet hard-hitting video for the Invest in Our Planet theme.
Earth Day Call to Action: Invest in Our Planet
It states that meeting the call to action would need policy changes, technology, and finance. But, even those won’t be enough unless mankind commits to creating a planet where people, animals, and nature flourish together.
The Earth Day video also highlights how reforesting hundreds of millions of hectares of land people are degrading. They can also be re-worked to absorb carbon.
But Cityzenith CEO Jansen told a recent international energy conference, the Future Digital Twin 2022: Driving the momentum in Digital Twins, about a potential ‘shortcut’ to Net Zero or sustainable global carbon emissions:
“Urban Digital Twins are the perfect tool for managing and accelerating the energy transition. Doing this in the top 100 cities could get us to Net Zero globally by 2035. And the target is currently 2050.”
He explained that Cityzenith’s pioneering SmartWorldOS software platform integrates with the myriad of building design and management software used across construction and other industries to then target the biggest polluters: cities, which UN statistics say consume 78% of global energy and produce 60+% of greenhouse gas emissions.
Cityzenith has responded to this challenge with its ‘Clean Cities – Clean Future’ initiative, deploying SmartWorldOS to reduce operating costs in urban buildings by 35%, boost productivity by 20%, and cut emissions by 50-100%.
High-profile Cityzenith partners include New York City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. That’s where the SmartWorldOS Urban Digital Twin platform will deploy. Moreover, across single buildings, districts, entire cities, transportation infrastructures, and energy transition. It expects to have 50-100 partner cities within two years, with 300 by 2027.