Amagansett, New York
Local Office served as the resiliency consultant for the first post-Sandy climate-resilient community, which is scheduled to start construction in late 2013 in Eastern Long Island. The zero wastewater, zero energy, and zero dependency community of eighty homes will be powered by the sun; each house includes an electric car and an energy system that allows the lithium battery to provide power when the grid goes down. Wastewater is a resource for recapturing thermal energy in the geothermal heating and cooling systems, and the flow is then sanitized through a bioreactor and polished in wetlands for re-use in landscape irrigation. Food is grown onsite year-round in a glass house that is warmed by compost heat generation.