Senior Advisor, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability in New York City
Ross MacWhinney is a Senior Advisor in the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability in New York City. He works on climate policy and program development, leveraging energy and emissions data to support ambitious GHG reductions. Ross was a key architect of the Climate Mobilization Act’s Local Law 97, which caps emissions in large buildings. He also manages the City’s greenhouse gas inventory and guides research and data science efforts in the office. Ross is currently researching policy options to reduce the carbon intensity of concrete used in New York City. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and Columbia University and is currently studying Urban Informatics at NYU.