Reducing Our Risk

Organization: 
The Natural Resilience Fund

Entry Overview

General Info
Eric
Kaufman
Email : 
ekaufman@naturalresiliencefund.org
Organization Address: 
75 N Broadway
Nyack, New York 10960
United States
Problem
Population Impacted: 
22 million +/- and the rest of the Earth
Hazard: 
Storm Surge
Identify the likelihood and frequency of this hazard : 
Very likely in the coming years.
Explain how vulnerable the community is to this hazard: 
Witness Super Storm Sandy with $60 billion in damage.
List the potential affects of this hazard: 
Property devastation and potential loss of life.
Identify how sensitive the community is to these affects: 
Progressively less so as Super Storm Sandy publicity has declined. President Obama has opened the Climate Change discussion which is great.
Action
Preparedness Goal: 
Practical Solutions through Built Environment & Advocacy through The NRF. See our PEP measures and White Paper.
Implementing Actions: 

Helps provide the necessary capital for protecting infrastructure and large scale buildings by making them more sustainable and resilient.

Solution
Describe Your Solution: 

We have found it necessary to combine Sustainability measures (CHP, Geothermal, Solar, Wind, LED Lighting, Building Envelope changes, Curtain Wall changes, Property orientation, etc.) which are generally more financeable with Resilience measures (flood proofing, stormwater management, protecting mechanical systems in the event of a future climate event) to come up with a total solution both at the large scale building level and public infrastructure level as well.

Results
Economic?: 

We are cutting energy costs by 5-50%+ in large scale buildings.

Environmental?: 

By combining the S + R we are helping protect our Built Environment.

Social?: 

We believe these efforts are necessary to protect humanity and the species that are rapidly disappearing.

What were the negative or unintended impacts (if any) associated with implementing this solution? : 

N/A

Replication/Scale
Return on Investment: How much did it cost to implement these activities? How do your results above compare to this investment?: 

N/A

What are the main factors needed to successfully replicate this solution elsewhere?: 

N/A

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Contest Name: 
Reducing Our Risk

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