Resiliency Speakers Series: Protecting Your Electrical Switchgear from the Next Superstorm

2014
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Enterprise Community Partners
Summary
This Resilience Speakers session will focus on a variety of strategies to improve the resilience of multifamily affordable housing electrical systems. Our speakers will discuss lesson’s learned from post-Sandy reconstruction and recommendations for protecting electrical systems from future flooding and storm events.
Description

Recorded live on February 21, 2014

Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on electrical systems throughout the region, which in turn impacted mechanical and plumbing systems rendering housing facilities inoperable and uninhabitable for weeks and months. One way to safeguard your electrical switchgear is to relocate your components above the base flood elevation, but this process is potentially complicated and expensive. This Resilience Speakers session will focus on a variety of strategies to improve the resilience of multifamily affordable housing electrical systems. Our speakers will discuss lesson’s learned from post-Sandy reconstruction and recommendations for protecting electrical systems from future flooding and storm events.

About the Resilience Speakers Series: Enterprise’s New York City Office hosted a series of panel presentations on housing resiliency, which explore the long-term recovery challenges and opportunities for the multifamily affordable housing infrastructure in New York City and the surrounding region in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The series is part of Enterprise’s ongoing efforts to support Superstorm Sandy recovery and rebuilding, and strengthen the resilience of affordable housing for the most vulnerable residents.

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