HELPING IOWA SCHOOLS REFOCUS BUDGET DOLLARS ON STUDENT LEARNING AND SAFETY
As energy costs continue to go up and student enrollment shifts continue to complicate General Fund budgeting, Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS) is here to help. EAIS provides schools with unbiased, ongoing energy and radon coaching, professional development, grant connections, and a new Building Operator Pathway for high school students. EAIS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that believes in helping Iowa schools save budget dollars while providing safe and energy efficient facilities for learning.
SCHOOL RADON TESTING: EAIS GOT YOUR BACK
The Gail Orcutt School Radon Safety Act is now Iowa law, which means Iowa public school districts are required to test their school buildings for radon at least once by 2027 and every five years after. EAIS has schools covered with its School Radon Training & Support System©, helping Iowa schools save taxpayer dollars by affordably and accurately testing for radon themselves. BONUS: Reducing radon prevents lung cancer!
Through building-specific energy coaching, building operator professional development, and networking, EAIS and member schools collaborate to identify priority energy conservation projects that reduce energy usage, improve buildings and save General Fund dollars. Learn more about EAIS membership.
GROW YOUR OWN BUILDING OPERATORS WITH NEW PATHWAY (BOP)
Created by EAIS with the help of member school districts, this two-year program takes place during the school day and trains small teams of current building operators and high school students in the shortage area of building operations. BOP is a combination of classroom and hands-on workbased learning as students help their local schools complete maintenance work. High school credit, college credit, and OSHA 10-hr training cards are earned.
Hear from our member schools
“I can’t thank EAIS enough for the support, guidance, training and holding of hands…as we worth through (our) radon issues. You have been our life saver!”
“The Building Operator Pathway teaches you skills and gives you opportunities no other (program) can. I am very proud and happy I decided to take BOP.”
“…districts often lack the expertise in real world energy savings, and in many cases, the knowledge of special programming and funding. EAIS is able to provide these (to us).”
have a written school radon testing and mitigation plan on public file after participating in our School Radon Training & Support System.
Of Radon Teams
of students agreed BOP taught valuable skills that will help their future.
Of Buildings Tested for Radon
believe there is value in having EAIS, who understands the different energy needs and budgets of education, as the energy champion for rural schools in Iowa.
Of Energy Members