Vianney Brandicourt is an entrepreneurial data-driven leader in product and strategy dedicated to driving outcomes by leveraging technology and innovation to address the climate crisis. Most recently Vianney led product development for a series A startup helping a new generation of creatives find financial independence. Previously, Vianney was the co-founder and CEO of Joinery, a venture-backed proptech company which made moving in large cities more affordable, fair, and community driven, helping over 5,000 renters and landlords save $12M in brokerage fees. Vianney has held product and analytics roles in early teams at Foursquare, Spotify and Google and holds degrees in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University and Sciences-Po in Paris.
Project Description

In April 2019, the New York City Council passed Local Law 97 – one of the most ambitious plans for reducing emissions in the nation, with the goal of lowering emissions produced by the city’s largest buildings 40 percent by 2030 and net zero by 2050.

Vianney will be drawing on his experience as a technology entrepreneur in New York City’s real estate market, knowledge of the broader climate crisis and experience in product development to research and develop open-source resources to help landlords plan for, and comply with, this landmark legislation.

Specifically,  the lack of building retrofit cost data for building owners presents an important gap in our understanding of how rapidly and extensively LL97 is likely to be adopted. Namely, will owners have a strong incentive to pay a known penalty versus invest in the largely indeterminate cost of retrofitting their buildings? Gaining a deeper understanding of the relationship between cost uncertainty and LL97 compliance would have significant policy implications.

Vianney plans to draw upon the resources and experiences of researchers within the Cornell Urban Tech community as well as the broader climate tech and real estate innovation ecosystems in New York City to complete this work.