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Mailing Address:

Air Quality
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Megan Green
704-336-5430

Air Pollution Reduction Tips

There are several things YOU can do to improve our air quality!     

 

On-road Mobile    NOx Emissions, On-road mobile = 66% nonroad mobile = 26% Area = 5% Point = 3%

Examples include the cars and trucks you see on the road everyday. 

  • Join a car or vanpool, ride your bicycle, or ride the bus to work.
  • Drive the cleanest car that fits your lifestyle.
  • Bring your lunch to work rather than driving to lunch.
  • Plan ahead to combine short trips.  Fewer trips produce less air pollution.
  • Reduce/stop vehicle idling.
  • Keep vehicles in good working condition.

 

What Mecklenburg County Air Quality (MCAQ) is doing:

 

 

Nonroad Mobile

Examples include construction equipment, trains, airplanes and even lawn equipment.

  • Use electric or hand-powered lawn equipment. 
  • Reduce use of gasoline-powered lawn equipment.
  • Wait until after 6pm to use gas-powered equipment on Code Orange, Red or Purple days.

 

What MCAQ is doing:

  • Administers the Grants to Replace Aging Diesel Engines (GRADE) program.
  • Organizes and promotes a Green Lawn Maintenance program: MowGreenCLT.

 

 

Industrial Sources

Examples include manufacturing and power plants.

  • Buy energy-efficient appliances and lighting.
  • Install a programmable thermostat to save energy (and money) when you are away or asleep.
  • Use major appliances (oven, dishwasher, washer and dryer) during cooler parts of the day.
  • Turn off unused lights, appliances and computers.
  • Insulate your home to cut down on heating and cooling.
  • Learn more way you can save money will improving air quality on our Energy Efficiency Resource page.

 

What MCAQ is doing:

 

 

Area Sources

Examples include gas stations, drycleaners, vegetation, and forest fires.

  • Never burn trash or other man-made materials.
  • Refuel vehicles and lawn equipment after 6pm when ground-level ozone is least likely to form.
  • Use water-based paints and cleaners instead of solvent-based products.

 

What MCAQ is doing:

  • Enforces local regulations at gas stations.
  • Tracks other, smaller sources of air pollution.

 

Address

Mailing Address:

Air Quality
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:


2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Megan Green
704-336-5430

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