Gotham 360 adopted a stakeholder-driven strategic approach to assist Columbia University in the creation and deployment of a comprehensive Sustainability Plan. Our process established committees and task force groups to pursue green initiatives and collaborate on ideas – unifying the various stakeholders around the shared vision of a more sustainable campus.
Gotham 360 was responsible for the creation and maintenance of the University greenhouse gas inventory, inclusive of all Scope 1 and 2 emissions. We participated in the Greenhouse Gas task force and represented Columbia University in the groundbreaking New York City Carbon Challenge, “One City Built to Last.”
The carbon inventory developed by Gotham 360 informed the University’s first formalized document bringing together sustainability efforts from a myriad of departments around campus. The plan was the result of a 16-month focused collaboration with students, faculty, administrators, and scientists working across departments to create a three-year, operations-focused roadmap to create a more sustainable University. Ongoing initiatives include: