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Where
uncertainty
is an issue,
strategic
flexibility is
important.

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MULTIFAMILY RESILIENCY
Enterprise Community Partners took up the
challenge of developing a resiliency manual for
multifamily affordable housing, to which I was a senior
contributor. The result is called Ready to Respond:
Strategies for Multifamily Building Resilience and can
be downloaded at http://www.enterprisecommunity.
com/resources/ResourceDetails?ID=0100907
Although the efforts and report are targeted
toward affordable housing, most of the
recommendations are equally valid for market-rate
housing. The manual addresses 19 strategies, though
not all will be applicable to all projects and localities.
Not only does the manual describe physical changes
that can be implemented to make a building more
resilient, it also describes organizational and planning
policies that increase the resiliency in a building.

Of major importance is creating buildings that
are passively resilient. A "passive house" building
will inherently be resilient; without power or fuel it
will not get as hot in summer or as cold in winter.
Emergency power systems and generation and
storage at the building will go further in maintaining
the operations of these buildings. In short, a more
energy efficient building is a more resilient building.
Many of us are excited that FEMA is studying
flood insurance standards for partial resiliency. The
manual describes the strategies, but once partial
resiliency standards are released it will need to be
updated. The manual contains a matrix that allows
the reader to identify resiliency strategies based on
the details of the building. At some point, creating
an interactive, web-based manual will enable a more
nuanced approach.

LEARNING FROM PRACTICAL EXAMPLES
In my own practice, we have been doing a
FIGURE 9: REBUILD RESILIENT STATEN ISLAND HOUSE, ONE OF 35. number of resilient projects including replacement
RENDERING COURTESY OF CURTIS + GINSBERG ARCHITECTS LLP. homes damaged by Sandy in Staten Island. This
project encompasses 35 highly energy-efficient,
single and two-family residences, three of which
are Passive House Certified (see figure 9). We have
also designed a 101-unit affordable apartment
building in the Rockaways that just topped out
and is currently the largest Passive House building
in construction in the U.S. (see figure 10). Other
projects include the renovation of an existing
building in the flood zone on the Lower East
Side and resiliency upgrades to three New York
City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments
comprising 12 buildings in Coney Island.
What have we learned from our resiliency
practice in the real world?

Cheese & Trackers
FIG. 2 FLOOD ZONE DATA
FOR NYC. IMAGE CREDIT:
NYU FURMAN CENTER.

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From the Executive Director and Board Chair
New York City is Transforming Buildings for a Low Carbon Future
Does Electric Grid 2.0 Mean Energy Democracy?
Resiliency for Affordable Multifamily Housing: What We Have Learned and What We Still Need to Know
Break It or Lose It: Thermal Bridging in Rainscreen Systems
My PEI is Better Than Your PEI
Life Cycle Assessment at the Speed of Design
From Theory to Reality: Our Journey Toward Sustainability Building a Net Zero Home
Solar Policy in the Northeast: What’s New, What’s Next?
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BUILDING ENERGY - Fall 2016 - Solar Policy in the Northeast: What’s New, What’s Next?
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