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Idle Free Business Toolkit

Does your organization manage a fleet of vehicles? Do you receive deliveries at your facility? Looking for a simple way to reduce your organization’s environmental footprint and save some money? Avoid unnecessary engine idling. Create an idle reduction policy today!

Here’s what an idling reduction policy can do:

Protect Employee Health

  • Vehicle exhaust contains more than 40 hazardous air pollutants and carcinogens.
  • Studies show exposure to vehicle exhaust increases the risk of respiratory illness and cancer.
  • Prolonged exposure to vehicle exhaust can aggravate asthma and bronchitis.
  • Vehicle exhaust concentrates at ground level and can enter buildings through air intakes, doors and windows.

Save On Fuel and Maintenance Expenses

  • Restarting a gasoline vehicle uses less fuel than idling for 10 seconds.
  • Fuel-injected gasoline engines don’t need to be warmed, while modern diesel engines require no more than 3 minutes of warming.
  • Idling causes twice the wear on internal parts compared to driving at highway speeds and can reduce the operating life of engine oil by 75 percent.

Improve Air Quality

  • Idling contributes to major air quality issues in Louisville, including unhealthy levels of fine particulate matter, ground-level ozone, and toxic air contaminants.
  • Cleaner air improves the quality of life for all Louisvillians and can encourage economic development.
  • Taking action and establishing a policy is an easy way to raise your organization’s “green” profile.

Set an Example

  • Join these local businesses in supporting Idle Free Louisville.

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