Air Pollution

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    Lead-In to Leed

    Puget Sound begins developing the nation's first “green certification” program.

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    Emission Remission

    Statewide attack on greenhouse gases generates more paperwork for managers.

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    From Boomtown to Greentown

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    A Clean Burn

    No fuel emits zero pollutants, but natural gas is close.

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    Combustion Makes a Comeback

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    Smart Gamble

    Two decades of experience allow a waste-to-energy facility to chart its own course on its expansion project.

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    Partners in Plastic

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    A Fitting Solution

    Although less than 2% of the nation's drinking water plants use membranes for filtration, Manitowoc Public Utilities in Wisconsin and the Kennewick Public Works Department in Washington are using the technology to produce additional clean water without significant additional expense.

  • ‘Green’ Cleaning System Saves Time, Money

  • Process of elimination

    Like every infrastructure manager trying to capitalize on the benefits of trenchless construction, Matt Carter went through a process of elimination to determine what method works best for his agency's unique situation.

  • The Price of Pollution

    2007 engines are meeting standards, but accessories can't take the heat.

  • Do-it-Yourself Purchasing

    One employee's unique approach to purchasing has had a major, lasting impact on a whole department.

  • PUBLIC WORKS Briefs January 2008

    Noteworthy news from around the country especially for industry professionals.

  • Hey, IRS, Show

    The tax credits the IRS offers to offset the higher-priced environmentally friendly vehicles isn't available to tax-exempt organizations like city government.

  • Michigan city chips in on ‘green’effort

    Battle Creek is the latest municipality to implement eco-friendly practices in its infrastructure management operations

  • Gas Attack

    In the past five years, three relatively large, active landfills with fully operational corrective-action groundwater extraction systems found that gas—not leachate—was contaminating groundwater.

  • Breathing Room

    Grants benefit public transportation funding while tougher ozone standards endanger it.

  • Australians Brew up Energy Solution

    At the University of Queensland's Advanced Wastewater Management Centre, director Jurg Keller and postdoctoral research fellow Korneel Rabaey teamed with their mates at a nearby Foster's brewery to turn beer wastewater into electricity.

  • Clinton to Give Cities a Green Boost

    The Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Program a Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) project seeks to help cities around the world improve eco-friendliness by reducing energy use.

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    Oily Decisions

    For the first time in memory, two grades of oil for diesel engines are on the market. Should you purchase the older CI-4 Plus, the newer CJ-4 for engines with 2007 emissions controls, or stock both?


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