Sandy Success Stories

(Left) Neighbors charging phones at Solar one during the outage. (Middle) Volunteers planting native perennials in Swindler Cove. (Right) Commuters cross the Manhattan Bridge after Sandy.

Superstorm Sandy turned New York and New Jersey upside down, causing power failures, financial destruction and fatalities. The impact of widespread power outages cost the region tens of billions of dollars, and left millions of residents without light and heat.

However, some buildings and communities weathered the storm with relatively less damage than the majority of the region. “Sandy Success Stories” is a collection of case studies on solutions that helped various sites in New York and New Jersey withstand the impacts of Sandy’s rampage, including the use of clean, on-site energy sources like solar power and cogeneration.

This document was produced by Happold Consulting on behalf of an alliance of the following organizations:

  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Columbia University
  • GrowNYC
  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • New York League of Conservation Voters
  • New York Restoration Project
  • New Yorkers for Parks
  • NYC Environmental Justice Alliance
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Pratt Center
  • Real Estate Board of New York
  • Regional Plan Association
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Transportation Alternatives
  • Trust for Public Land
  • Urban Green Council (See related blog post)
  • WE ACT

Media contact

  • Mica Odom512-691-3451 (office)
    512-619-8453 (cell)
    envelope Email Mica