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City of Chicago Uses PCO Technology on City Streets

Chicago’s Department of Transportation unveiled the “greenest street in America” on October 9, 2012. This project, located on a 1½-mile stretch in the neighborhood of Pilsen, includes a variety of green technologies including wind and solar energy, LED lighting, better rainwater collection devices, and even smog-eating roads! Yes! They are using PCO technology to improve smog levels! It’s the same concept as in our UVPhotoMAX and Photronic IAQ systems. The Chicago project used an Italian made cement that “gobbles up nitrogen oxide gases from the surrounding air in a catalytic reaction that is powered by sunlight falling on the road surface.”

If it works for the city of Chicago outdoors, imagine what it can do to improve the air in your home!


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