We will adapt buildings throughout the five boroughs to withstand and recover from extreme weather events and other hazards, while continuing to serve residents and businesses during normal conditions.
Challenges & Opportunities
Newly constructed buildings in New York City are designed to meet current codes that promote safety and energy efficiency. But the vast majority of city buildings — our homes, schools, workplaces, businesses, and places of worship — were constructed before most modern standards were in place and are not resilient to climate impacts.
Programs like Build It Back help Sandy-impacted single-family homeowners and multi-family building residents. Eligible homeowners may repair, elevate, rebuild, or sell their homes. And as floodplains expand, new flood maps and rising flood insurance premiums will create a critical need to align new zoning and land use changes with existing building codes to