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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered tall buildings to adjust their thermostats to 78 degrees as the city prepares for this weekend’s heat wave.
De Blasio declared a heat emergency Thursday evening, signing an executive order that all buildings over 100 feet turn thermostats up until Sunday evening to conserve energy during what is expected to be a 98-degree weekend, the New York Post reported.
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“A heat wave is on the way, New York City. Take it seriously — we could see some of the highest temperatures in years,” de Blasio said in a tweet.
The declaration includes exceptions for apartments and commercial spaces like movie theaters and shops, as well as equipment that must operate under specific temperatures.
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