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Leonardo Academy works proactively in achieving the sustainable transportation of persons and goods throughout the country. This program is designed to move the transportation industry and operators toward higher performance in the areas where transportation has the greatest impacts: access, climate, energy, ecological function, integrated planning and costs. We facilitate fleets with specific funding options to purchase, upgrade and/or install new technologies through grant applications.

 
Construction Equipment
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Project Overview:  The construction sector is a significant contributor to the two primary pollutants in diesel exhaust that affect human health: nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM), creating 32 percent of all mobile source NOx emissions and 37 percent of PM emissions. While stringen [ ... ]


Compressed Natural Gas-Fueled Trucks
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Project Overview: The inhalation of diesel emissions can trigger adverse health problems, including chest pain, coughing, throat irritation and congestion and can worsen bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. Emissions from older diesel trucks can contribute to air pollution by producing particulate mat [ ... ]


Ohio Diesel Emission Reduction Program
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The Ohio EPA Diesel Emission Reduction Grant (DERG) program is intended to reduce Ohioans’ exposure to diesel exhaust emissions and to help improve air quality in counties and areas of the state that do not meet national standards. In 2012, the agency awarded approximately $10 [ ... ]


Compressed Natural Gas-Fueled Refuse Haulers
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The inhalation of diesel emissions can trigger adverse health problems, including chest pain, coughing, throat irritation and congestion and can worsen bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. Emissions from older diesel trucks can contribute to air pollution by producing particulate matte [ ... ]


Clean Transportation Triangle
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The Clean Transportation Triangle program was established by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in 2011 to create natural gas fueling stations along interstate highways between the Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas/Fort Worth areas. The program’s goal is to buil [ ... ]


Agricultural Irrigation Pumps
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Leonardo Academy, through a grant provided by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program, facilitated efforts to reduce emissions among seventeen central Wisconsin cranberry farmers. The project helped offset the cost of repoweri [ ... ]


Total Transportation Services, Inc
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Houston is home to some of the worst air quality in the nation, stakeholders banded together to support the introduction of a zero-emission technology into market to haul freight at the Port of Houston. Made possible by a grant awarded by the U.S. DOE, this project is a 2-year d [ ... ]


Schneider National
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Project Overview:  Leonardo Academy joined forces with Schneider National to reduce emissions from 107 tractors and trailers operated by the Green Bay, Wisconsin-based carrier through a grant provided by the US EPA’s National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. Older diesel engines can gen [ ... ]


National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program
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EPA Regions 6 & 7 Project Overview: Leonardo Academy facilitated a $900,000 award for United Parcel Service (UPS) and Coca-Cola Refreshments (CCR) from the Environmental Protection Agency to help reduce emissions from delivery trucks. Reducing emissions from diesel engines is currently one of the  [ ... ]


School Bus Idle Reduction
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Every day tens of thousands of school children across Wisconsin ride on school buses that utilize diesel fuel, exposing them to hazardous pollutants and increasing their potential to suffer from adverse health effects. Leonardo Academy, through a grant provided by the Environmen [ ... ]


Washington Island & Madeline Island Ferry Lines
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Project Overview:  The inhalation of diesel emissions can trigger adverse health problems, including chest pain, coughing, throat irritation and congestion and can worsen bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. Emissions from older marine vessels can contribute to air pollution by producing particulate [ ... ]


Green Bay Metro
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The inhalation of diesel emissions can trigger adverse health problems, including chest pain, coughing, throat irritation and congestion and can worsen bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. Through a grant provided by the US EPA’s National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program,  [ ... ]


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