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Building Resiliency Task Force publishes recommendations for increasing the resiliency of New York buildings and facilities

33 proposals expand on initiatives outlined in the ‘A Stronger, More Resilient New York’ report.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn officially released the recommendations of the Building Resiliency Task Force, the expert panel convened after Hurricane Sandy.

The Building Resiliency Task Force report includes 33 recommendations that address resiliency in a wide range of buildings – including commercial buildings and facilities – and offer options to help existing buildings become more resilient. It also proposes measures that would establish backup power if primary networks fail, protect water supplies and stabilize interior temperatures if residents need to shelter in place. The report expands on initiatives outlined in the ‘A Stronger, More Resilient New York’ report.

The Mayor and Speaker released the report with Russell Unger, the Executive Director of the Urban Green Council, which managed the Task Force.

The Task Force proposals are organized around four central goals: constructing stronger buildings; securing backup power; providing essential services including water and sanitation; and developing building-specific emergency plans.

Read the report.

•Date: 18th June 2013 • US •Type: Article • Topic: Buildings & facilities BC

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