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to tour area businesses that are generating energy or using it efficiently to lower costs, protect natural resources, and strengthen the local economy. Participants can experience the tour in two ways: Guided Bus Tour Board a bus to visit five select sites with a UW-Extension educator. Cost is $10 & includes information packet, visit to Vir-Clar Farm’s manure digester (bus only), and a free cup of Culver’s custard. Pre-paid registration is required; capacity is limited. Pictured: J.F. Ahern’s atrium.
Energy Quick Facts
Local Energy Tour
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Create Your Own Tour Drive or carpool to the sites on the tour that interest you most. Each site will give a guided tour every 20-30 minutes or have an open house format. This option is free & registration is not required.
Fond du Lac County has more wind turbines (more than 215) & more manure digesters (4) than any other county in the state.
UWEX Center for Land Use Education, 2008
T h u r s d a y, October 8, 2009
Fond du Lac North Fond du Lac Eden
Pictured: Dr. Johnson’s solar panels.
Tour sponsored by the UW-Extension offices of Fond du Lac & Green Lake Counties and the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce.
Sites A, D, E, & G will have guided tours every 30 minutes starting at 3pm. Sites B, C, F, & H will have an open house format.
the county’s only conservation-design housing developments. With slightly smaller lots & shared open space, the concept offers municipalities & residents more green space.
A) Nett Land & Development, Inc. (Cty Rd. H & Pheasant Run): Tour Pheasant Run Subdivision, one of
D) Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant (700 Doty St., FdL): Several area municipalities reconstructed this
energy-efficient facility which now includes sludge digesters (pictured at right) which produce methane to fuel treatment boilers.
that produce 68 megawatts of electricity for Alliant Energy – enough to power 17,000 homes a year.
B) Dr. Orvis Johnson Dental Clinic (825 Prospect Ave., North FdL): View
this pioneering DIY active solar system. Outside a prairie catches storm water runoff and trees strategically insulate the building.
ground-source heat pump (geothermal) system, why the bank chose to install it, & how it operates.
C) Horicon Bank (854 E. Johnson St., FdL): Learn about the newly installed
Lot orientations in this subdivision maximize possibilities for houses to be built with passive solar systems and All tour sites demonstrate Triple Bottom Line geothermal closed-loop pond systems. thinking: making money by satisfying workers A stocked detention pond can be used for fishing and watering lawns. & customers in ecologically sound ways.
E) Wildlife Acres (Hwy 151 & Cty V):
G) J.F. Ahern (855 Morris St., FdL): This mechanical contractor earned LEED Gold, a national designation of environmental excellence for construction processes, materials, and function with this showcase office. See the “greenwater” system that captures and reuses rainwater, an efficient ice storage system for cooling, and the uniquely designed atrium with natural lighting, and indoor air quality features. H) Culver’s (969 E. Johnson, FdL): Already built to
exceed energy efficiency standards, the restaurant is participating in an Alliant Energy/Focus on Energy pilot-project which evaluates the building, suggests efficiency improvements, and offers financing and incentives to implement the changes.
F) Cedar Ridge Wind Farm (W3458 Hwy 45, Eden):
Learn about the 41 turbines in the Towns of Empire & Eden
Guided Bus Tour
Registered participants will meet at UW-Fond du Lac at 2:45pm (Signs will indicate parking). Bus will leave promptly at 3:00pm and return at 6:30pm. The bus tour will visit:
Aerial view of Vir-Clar Farm
Tour Map for Drivers
interactive map at www.SustainFDLCounty.org
T h e U W- E x t e n s i o n p r o v i d e s e q u a l opportunity in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements. Please advise us if you are disabled and require special accommodations at least 10 days prior to the program. Requests will be kept confidential.
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Nett Land & Development’s Pheasant Run Subdivision Cedar Ridge Wind Farm Vir-Clar Farm (bus only): The anaerobic
digester at this dairy converts manure from 1300 milking cows into electricity, compost, & animal bedding. G E A
To register for the bus tour, send $10 per person (cash or check payable to UWExtension) to: Fond du Lac County UW-Extension Attn: Gloria Kelroy 400 University Dr. Fond du Lac, WI, 54935 Phone: 920.929.3173 Fax: 920.929.3181 Email: Diana.Tscheschlok@ces.uwex.edu
J.F. Ahern Culver’s on East Johnson: Free cup of
custard for bus participants only.