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Press and Downloads
NYC Clean Heat Downloads
NYC Clean Heat Data: Remaining No. 6 Buildings (last updated: November 12, 2015)
NYC Clean Heat Data: Buildings Burning Heavy Oil (last updated: November 2015)
City of New York Publications
High Resolution Air Quality Modeling Study of New York City, NYC Department of Health (public access) and The Public Health Benefits of Reducing Fine Particulate Matter through Conversion to Cleaner Heating Fuels in New York City (subscription only)
This study quantifies the air quality and public health benefits of City and State programs to reduce emissions for heating oil, showing that full implementation of Clean Heat initiatives could result in significant improvements in air quality leading to hundreds of avoided deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits in New York City each year.
This NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene study analyzes the changes in wintertime air quality citywide and demonstrates the significant impacts of heavy oil use and the NYC Clean Heat program. Results for the 2012-2013 winter are now available for comparison to the 2008-9 winter.
Read more about the City’s Plan to achieve the cleanest air quality of any big U.S. city.
NYC Clean Heat and our financial partner, NYCEEC, were recently recognized by the Citizen’s Budget Commission as the recipients of the 2013 Prize for Public Service Innovation. Please click through to read the official announcement and coverage of the award by Huffington Post.
This call to action by the Environmental Defense Fund with the Urban Green Council makes the case for switching to the cleanest fuels immediately and explores the benefits of conversion.
This policy paper by the New York University Institute for Policy Integrity describes the serious public health impacts and social costs of heavy heating oil use in New York City.
This article from HABITAT by mechanical engineer Tom Sahagian refutes myths about converting to cleaner fuels, outlines simple steps for conversion, and advises building owners and managers to act now.
Department of Environmental Conservation Press Release, April 2014.
New York Statewide Air Quality Now Meets Federal Standard New York Metro area achieves attainment with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter (PM 2.5)
City of New York Press Releases
De Blasio Administration announces the extension of the City’s Clean Heat program to reduce emissions from boilers using dirty heating oil, a major contributor to existing air pollution on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
De Blasio Administration Releases PlaNYC Progress Report, Highlighting Major Accomplishments on Sustainability and Resiliency Efforts. NYC Clean Heat noted as contributing to New York City’s air being the cleanest it has been in 50 years. Click here to watch a video of the announcement.