Network Updates / Nepal / 2016-10-11

Building back with cleaner kilns (Nepal):

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More energy-efficient brick kilns, designed and built after Nepal’s 2015 earthquakes, have demonstrated a 60% decrease in particulate emissions and reduced coal consumption by 20-30%. So far nine kilns out of the 350 damaged have been entirely rebuilt with the new designs, while others underwent upgrades. Brick production and quality has also increased and workers are experiencing less exposure to dust and pollution. See how engineers, scientists and local entrepreneurs are working together to rebuild a cleaner, safer and less polluting industry.