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Iowa Schools Safer; Testing for Radon with EAIS

Congratulations to the 16 Iowa schools who are participating in the first year of the new Iowa School Radon Training & Support System. These schools went through the statewide workshops between September 23 and October 28, and will be doing their own school radon...

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School Radon Registration Now Open

"Yes, we can do it ourselves!" is the theme of the new School Radon Training & Support System created by Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS) and our partner, Healthy Homes Radon Education. We are excited to offer this first-of-its-kind opportunity focused...

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School Radon Testing and Support System

The Iowa Legislature may soon require all classrooms to be tested for radon. Give your school district peace of mind by staying out in front of radon testing requirements with Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS). Iowa schools asked EAIS to help them be proactive...

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Turner Appointed to EAIS Board

Keith Turner, superintendent at Rudd-Rockford_Marble Rock Community School District in north central Iowa, is the new District 4 representative on the Energy Association of Iowa Schools Board of Directors. Turner was appointed on August 3, 2015, to fill the spot...

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Flashing Neon Sign: School Radon Training

Because Iowa schools asked EAIS to help with the "flashing neon sign" of radon, we are expanding our services to include training and support for school radon testing. Working together with key partners, we have created a new training workshop and support services...

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Energy Champion for Rural Schools

Your representative EAIS Board of Directors has strategically planned for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year. Our updated mission is: The energy champion for rural schools. Updated vision: For every EAIS member to refocus budget dollars on student learning. Same...

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2015 Already Full of News

Happy New Year! As EAIS evolves to best meet member needs in 2015, we have lots of exciting news: We've moved! Our new address is 3068 99th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322. Please update your records to reflect the change. We are sharing space with Jim Townsend of...

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Boiler Maintenance Workshop Oct 22 or 29

Before winter weather arrives, be sure to sign your school facility managers up for Boiler Maintenance Workshop for Schools, facilitated by Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS).  Dates and locations are scheduled in regions of Iowa where there are currently the...

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Williamson Joins EAIS Board

Scott Williamson, superintendent at Sioux Central Community School District in northwest Iowa, is the new At-Large representative on the Energy Association of Iowa Schools Board of Directors. Williamson was appointed on September 8, 2014, to fill the spot vacated by...

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EAIS Welcomes Busch to Board

Rob Busch, superintendent at Edgewood-Colesburg Community School District in northeast Iowa, is the new District 1 representative on the Energy Association of Iowa Schools Board of Directors. Busch fills the spot vacated by Mary Jo Hainstock of Vinton-Shellsburg....

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Members: EAIS Meets Mission and More

“EAIS helped our district secure money for replacing our gymnasium lights with more efficient lighting. The project, including the grant application, was easy for us because of assistance (from) EAIS.”“(EAIS) helped with creating awareness, as well as provided...

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3/21 Webinar: Iowa School Energy Code Changes in Lighting

What new energy updates will take effect in Iowa Code for schools beginning in April 2014? Specifically, how will everyday considerations like lighting requirements change? Learn about the new energy code, what triggers compliance, and what schools can do to stay...

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Kudos from “Spotlight” Workshop

EAIS hit the Iowa road on October 8 and 9, 2013, to facilitate its latest school energy team workshop called, "Spotlight On New Lighting Technology for Schools." The same three-hour session was offered in Ankeny and Coralville, earning kudos from participants: "Wanted...

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Workshop: New Lighting Tech for Schools

Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS) presents our second set of regional learning sessions for school energy teams (superintendents, school facilities managers, and/or business managers). WHAT: Spotlight On New Lighting Technology for Schools Do lighting...

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New Energy Efficiency Intern

EAIS is thrilled to welcome Cay Leytham-Powell to its team as a part-time Energy Efficiency Assistant intern. Cay has a Bachelor of Arts  (BA) degree in Human-Environment Relations from Grandview University in Des Moines, and is currently finishing up another BA in...

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Looking for a Green Collar Intern

Do you know a college student in central Iowa who wants a green collar career and is looking for a paid part-time internship that could turn into a permanent position? EAIS wants that person to be our new Energy Efficiency Assistant! Internship description: Provide...

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Hot Geo Training Results

EAIS recently completed its first trio of on-site learning sessions for school facilities operators, called "Do's and Don'ts of Geothermal: Maximizing Efficiency." Above: Each learning session included a geothermal site tour. Here the group enjoys checking out the new...

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Happy 1st Birthday, EAIS!

EAIS officially celebrated its first birthday during a strategic planning session on April 8, 2013. L to R are: Kelly Needles (energy advisor); board members Chuck Elbert (Holy Trinity Catholic Schools CAO), Darrin Strike (West Fork superintendent), and Mary Jo...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Geothermal on 4/24, 5/1 or 5/8

EAIS is proud to sponsor its first on-site learning session for school facilities operators, called "Do's and Don'ts of Geothermal: Maximizing Efficiency." This learning session will: address geothermal maintenance efficiency challenges and what to do about them;...

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