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Cityzenith Launches Digital Twin Project at Brooklyn Navy Yard

Cityzenith will launch its “Clean Cities – Clean Future” initiative with a project at Brooklyn Navy Yard that seeks to transform the 225-acre complex’s energy footprint. The project intends to demonstrate how a Digital Twin platform enables buildings of any size, type, or age to significantly cut operating costs and carbon emissions. 

“Our goal is to show how an investment of $0.10 per square foot will unlock $3-$5 per square foot in savings,” said Cityzenith CEO Michael Jansen. We hope this foundational ‘Smart District’ Digital Twin project in Brooklyn will set an example for the rest of New York and the country.” 

The company is working in partnership with NYC 2030 District and Agile Fractal Grid. 

NYC 2030 District chairman Haym Gross said, “Expanding the model to the surrounding area will demonstrate the potential for including neighboring properties and facilities in community-scale sustainable projects and urban-scale innovative planning.” 


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