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New York City Buildings Continue Preparations for Dumping Number 6 Heating Oil: On June 20, 2012, GreenHomeNYC

O n June 20, 2012, GreenHomeNYC sponsored the Fourth Annual Patty Noonan Memorial Policy Forum. The topic: “Leaving Number 6 Oil Behind: Policies, Costs, & Savings .” New York City is one of the country’s last municipal users of Number 6 heating oil, whose harmful chemical composition has sparked new regulations requiring buildings to use more environment-friendly heating fuel. With over 10,000 buildings targeted for conversion by 2015 , Kenneth Camilleri of ICF International, Robert Daly from the New York City Department of Buildings, and Michael Bendjouya from CC Controlled Combustion presented their insights at the Forum on a topic that impacts every New Yorker, whether they’re aware of it or not. Number 6 heating oil contains heavy metals, which can pollute the air and cause asthma attack, other respiratory problems, and even death. For decades, it has been pervasive, ...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingsnyc.com/2012/06/27/new-york-city...

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