Radon Measurements by Zip Code

The table and map below shows averages by zip code, based on do-it-yourself tests residents have done through Health Department/municipal test kits and results found by certified radon measurement contractor Cutter Vac. A measurement over 4pCi/L is considered high and warrants mitigation. Find a test kit and test yourself, or contact a certified radon measurement professional. […]

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Welcome to Healthy Air, Healthy Us

This site is written by Fond du Lac County UW-Extension for residents, business/industry professionals, and elected officials about local air quality and energy issues. Thanks for visiting.  

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Renewable Energy Incentives from Focus on Energy

Focus on Energy is now offering competitive incentives for large renewable energy systems like solar, wind electric, biomass, or anaerobic digestion (biogas).  Customers can now apply for Focus’ Large Renewable Energy System Competitive Incentives. Incentives are available for up to 30 percent of the project costs for a renewable energy project.    

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Radon Mitigation At Home

Radon mitigation ($400-700) in an existing home is done by a process called “sub-slab depressurization.” The basement is tightly sealed, and a 4″ diameter pipe is extended from below the slab in the basement out the roof (see picture at left). This pipe becomes a vent for any gas below the foundation to be released […]

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Map of WI Renewable Energy Projects

Renewable energy installations by county and renewable energy projects around the state are interesting to see.  In the second map, click on the dots to learn more about each site.      

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Radon Display

UW-Extension has a display about radon for use during home construction tours, libraries, doctor’s offices and other public places. The display comes with informational written materials and free give-aways. If you would like to host the radon display at your location, contact Diana at 920/929-3178.

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Test For Radon

Not sure whether to test? View the average radon measurements in your zip code. Radon tests kits are easy to use and easy to find. Short-term kits (48 hours) cost $10. Long-term kits (90 days – 1 year) cost $23. Only available from the Fond du Lac County Health Department.   Short-term kits are available […]

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Waupun Library

Intern Finds Energy Savings for City of Waupun

The City of Waupun has the potential to save significantly on energy costs through some simple adjustments to facilities and employee actions, according to UW-Extension Pollution Prevention Intern Alysa Bradley who reported on her findings to the Common Council Tuesday night. “Lighting is an area where little adjustments would make a big difference all over […]

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Waupun Energy Walk

Waupun Director of Public Works Dick Flynn, UW-Extension Pollution Prevention Intern Alysa Bradley, Focus on Energy Advisor Jeff McCarthy, and I took a behind the scenes look at some of the municipal buildings in Waupun to learn more about lighting, utilities, and ways to reduce costs. Here’s the pictures of our June 22 tour.   […]

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