The Climate Resiliency Guidelines provide step-by-step instructions to go beyond building code and standards, which are informed with historic climate data by also looking to specific, forward-looking climate data for use in the design of City facilities.
Addressing climate change and building a more resilient city is not just a moral imperative, it is an economic necessity. This report by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer highlights the urgent need to prepare our shorefront communities against the oncoming threat of rising seas.
Review of the principles and projects of the Bureau of Sustainability of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). New York City and the City of Copenhagen are collaborating on climate change adaptation efforts. Two DEP projects earned awards for excellence in design.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is pursuing an energy policy of a "circular economy of organics," aiming to minimize organic waste sent to landfills and maximize the recovery and beneficial use of all resource streams.
NYC Local Law 6 of 2016 required the City to develop and make publicly available, a pre-feasibility screening tool to determine the viability of installing a geothermal system for a particular building.
This report discusses flood risk in Red Hook, whether an IFPS (first recommended in 2013) is feasible to address the risks and what comprehensive resiliency means here, and identifies a FEMA-eligible project for a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program application, tailored to this unique waterfront.