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Converting to No. 2 Heating Oil Step-by-Step Guide

Choosing ULS 2 over No. 4

Converting to Natural Gas Step-by-Step Guide

FAQs on Using Biodiesel for Heat

NYC Clean Heat Data: Buildings Burning Heavy Oil (last updated:April, 2014)

NYC Clean Heat: Guide to Financing

Natural Gas Service Rates

Property Manager Recognition Program Announcement

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City of New York Publications

New York City Community Air Survey, NYC Department of Health

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.

PlaNYC 2011: Air Quality Chapter

Read more about the City’s Plan to achieve the cleanest air quality of any big U.S. city.

Outside Publications

Citizen’s Budget Commission Award Announcement

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.

The Bottom of the Barrel: How the Dirtiest Heating Oil Pollutes Our Air and Harms Our Health

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.

Residual Risks: The Unseen Costs of Using Dirty Oil in New York City Boilers

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.

Oil in the Family: An expert answers questions swirling around the changes in the use of No. 4 and No. 6 heating fuel

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. 

Converting to No. 2 Heating Oil Step-by-Step Guide

Converting to Natural Gas  Step-by-Step Guide

HPD Podcast: Clean Heat regulations phase out the use of #6 and #4 heating oils in NYC buildings

New York Real Estate Journal: NYC Clean Heat Makes it Easier to Convert to ULS 2/Biodiesel

EDF-led partnership plays major role in Mayor Bloomberg’s clean air win for all New Yorkers

City of New York Press Releases

City of New York Press Release, January 2011
Mayor Bloomberg and DEP Commissioner Holloway Propose New Home Heating Oil Regulations to Clean the Air New Yorkers Breathe

“The new rules adopted today will phase out Number 6 heating oil by 2015 and Number 4 heating oil by 2030. But such regulations are only part of the answer. They tell building owners: ‘Thou shalt not.’ We’ve got another message to deliver, too: ‘We can help you do the right thing.” – Mayor Michael Bloomberg

“The facts are clear: heavy heating oil costs lives, and these rules… are a sensible, cost effective way to eliminate its use in New York City.” – Deputy Mayor for Operations, Cas Holloway

“The enactment of more stringent home heating oil regulations will allow our children to spend more time in school rooms and less time in emergency rooms.” - Eddie Bautista, Executive Director of the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance

“Today’s announcement is a huge victory for clean air in the five boroughs.” – Marcia Bystryn, president of the New York League of Conservation Voters

“Metro applauds Mayor Bloomberg… for this groundbreaking initiative to replace Number 6 heating oil with cleaner fuels like ultra-low sulfur bioheat.” – Gene V. Pullo, President of METRO Terminals, one of New York City’s largest family-owned petroleum storage terminals.

City of New York Press Release, January 2011
Mayor Bloomberg and DEP Commissioner Holloway Propose New Home Heating Oil Regulations to Clean the Air New Yorkers Breathe

City of New York Press Release, April 2011
Mayor Bloomberg Presents an Update to Planyc: A Greener, Greater New York

City of New York Press Release, April 2012
Mayor Bloomberg Presents an Update to PLANYC: A Greener, Greater New York

City of New York Press Release, June 2012
Mayor Bloomberg Announces More than $100 Million in Financing and New Resources to Help Buildings Convert to Clean Heating Fuels and Improve New York City Air Quality

“Over the last nine months, the Clean Heat Task Force has brought together stakeholders from industry, real estate, energy and finance to create a practical plan to help achieve Mayor Bloomberg’s public health and environmental goals. The shared commitment from City government and the partners here will transform New York’s infrastructure and positively impact our quality of life in the years to come.” – Douglas Durst, Chairman of The Durst Organization and Chair of the NYC Clean Heat Task Force

“Many of New York City’s largest and least efficient buildings use No. 6 and No. 4 heating oil. These buildings can gain significant financial and environmental advantages by combining conversion to cleaner fuels with energy efficiency measures. New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation is proud to support Mayor Bloomberg’s clean heat goals, and to partner with financial institutions who care about the quality of the environment in our community.” – Susan Leeds, New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation Chief Executive Officer

“I know firsthand just how important a clean heat conversion can be, as my office has already begun a pilot program to fund such conversions for eligible buildings in the Bronx. This program is a great step forward towards a cleaner City and a healthier environment.” - Ruben Diaz Jr.,  Bronx Borough President

“Not only has the Mayor set an ambitious goal for reducing soot pollution, he’s brought together all the major stakeholders and found creative solutions when obstacles stood in the way. Cleaner, healthier air will be achieved much sooner as a result of this program and this means healthier New Yorkers and lives saved.” – Jeff Seyler, President and CEO of the American Lung Association of the Northeast

“Thanks to the partnership between the Bloomberg Administration and NYOHA, New York City has led the country in embracing a cleaner, greener fuel of the future, namely the promotion and adoption of Clean 2 which is a blend of ultra-low sulfur heating oil and renewable biodiesel - a fuel that will only become cleaner over time.” - John Maniscalco, CEO of the New York Oil Heating Association

City of New York Press Release, September 2013

Mayor Bloomberg Announces New York City's Air Quality has Reached the Cleanest Levels in More than 50 Years

City of New York Press Release, December 2013

Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Holloway and Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability Director Sergej Mahnovski Announce Significant Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions and New and Expanded Programs to Continue the Progress