The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) recently released a guide to diesel engine retrofits in the construction industry. The manual was developed for MassDEP by the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) and M.J. Bradley & Associates (MJB&A). The principal author was Dana Lowell, a senior consultant at MJB&A.
The report, Diesel Engine Retrofits in the Construction Industry: A How To Guide, describes the health benefits associated with retrofitting diesel construction engines, the existing retrofit requirements in Massachusetts, what retrofits are available, and how to retrofit diesel engines in the construction industry. It concludes with five case studies and a list of resources.
The report is available for download from the MassDEP Fuel, Transportation & Vehicle Programs website.
Dana Lowell works in MJB&A's advanced vehicle technology group providing strategic analysis, project management, and technical support to mobile source emissions reduction programs. His mobile source project work includes evaluation and implementation of advanced diesel emissions controls, alternative fuels, and advanced hybrid electric drives, as well as development and implementation of diesel emissions inspection and maintenance programs for a range of vehicle types. Dana brings to clients a wealth of practical knowledge and experience, the real-world perspective of a major fleet operator, and a proven track record in technology implementation.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) is responsible for ensuring clean air and water for Massachusetts residents. To achieve this mission MassDEP develops and implements regulations, policies and programs aimed at reducing sources of air and water pollution in the state, including managing the recycling of solid and hazardous wastes, ensuring the timely clean up of hazardous waste sites and spills, and preserving wetlands and coastal resources.
NESCAUM is the regional association of air pollution control agencies representing Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
M.J. Bradley & Associates (MJB&A) helps private and public sector clients understand and meet the challenges posed by changes in environmental law and policy, energy markets and technology. MJB&A has extensive expertise in managing transportation-related environmental projects, including diesel retrofits, re-powering projects, hybridization, and electrification projects. The company's core transportation-based competencies include: implementation of proof of concept demonstrations, large-scale retrofit deployments, and emission testing programs.