Robin Guenther, Principal and Sustainable Healthcare Design Leader, serves as the co-chair of the Critical Buildings Committee and member of the Structure, Façade and Interiors Working Group for the NYC Building Resiliency Task Force. The Task Force recently released their report to the public.
The report is the result of the time and effort of more than 200 dedicated volunteers who are leading experts in their fields. Task Force members include real estate owners, property managers, architects, engineers, contractors, utility representatives, subject matter specialists, city officials, code consultants, cost estimators and attorneys, who devoted nearly 5,000 hours over five months to discuss and develop the proposals.
Urban Green Council convened the NYC Building Resiliency Task Force on December 19, 2012 at the request of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn. The Task Force coordinated with the NYC Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, which studied how to improve citywide infrastructure and building resiliency, as well as how to help communities become more resilient. While focused on New York City and its specific environment and building codes, this report may also be useful to other cities that wish to improve their resiliency.
The report can be viewed here.