$21M Storm Resiliency and Energy Efficiency Project Completed at Coney Island HospitalThe Jewish Voice, November 19, 2014
A press conference was held on Thursday, November 13, announcing the completion of a series of storm resiliency measures and energy efficiency upgrades at Coney Island Hospital that totaled $21 million. The enhancements will help protect critical equipment from extreme flooding like what the health-care facility experienced during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. In addition to fortifying the equipment, the improvements will save the healthcare facility, located in Southern Brooklyn, $1.5 million in annual energy costs and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions by more than 7,000 tons a year.
“Superstorm Sandy showed us the importance of proactively strengthening our infrastructure – especially our healthcare facilities – so it is more resilient to extreme weather,” said Governor Cuomo. “These upgrades to Coney Island Hospital will enable the facility to better serve its community regardless of what Mother Nature throws at them. I am proud of the State and City’s ongoing work to build back better.”