The KAIRE Blog

Sign Up for Air Quality Alerts

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Although our air is getting cleaner, there are still days when pollution in Metro Louisville is higher than it should be. On those days, the authorities will issue an Air Quality Alert to let you know to take precautions. Did you know you can have these alerts sent to you via email or text message? Click HERE to sign up. The process is simple and will ensure that you always know what's happening with our air. And for updates on daily air quality, go to Louisville Air Watch.

Spring Brings Ozone Season Along with Allergies

Spring in Kentuckiana brings so much fun: busy ball diamonds, outdoor festivals, bike rides and graduation ceremonies. Unfortunately, the season can also bring stuffy noses, itchy eyes and misery if you have allergies.

To be clear, at KAIRE we deal with air quality and air pollution, and we don’t report or forecast pollen levels. 

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Cold Cash for Cool Roofs

A cool roof can mean cold cash, thanks to a cool roof rebate program.

The Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability announced a rebate program designed to combat urban warming as identified in the Urban Heat Management Study released last year. The Office of Sustainability is offering a rebate at a rate of $1 per square foot of cool roof, in an effort to incentivize at least 100,000 square feet of new cool roof installations.

 

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Invest Your Return in Energy Savings

Tax returns sometimes go towards a splurge, such as a spring break or a new couch. It may not have the rush of instant gratification, but consider investing your return, or part of it, in purchases which impact your energy use and save money in the long run. 

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