Energy Association of Iowa Schools

The Energy and Radon Champion for Rural Schools

Helping Iowa Schools Refocus Budget Dollars on Student Learning and Safety

As energy costs continue to go up and student enrollment shifts away from most rural schools, Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS) is here to help. EAIS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that believes in helping Iowa schools proactively save budget dollars while providing safe and energy efficient facilities for learning. EAIS provides schools with unbiased, ongoing energy and radon coaching, training closer to home, and helpful rebate and grant connections. By teaching schools to save energy and test for radon themselves, EAIS helps schools refocus their limited budget dollars directly on student learning and safety. EAIS is the energy and radon champion for rural schools.

Radon Testing in Schools

Did you know that radon testing is currently required for Iowa’s Voluntary Preschool Programs for Four-Year-Old Children? EAIS believes all students, staff and community members deserve to be safe from radon-induced lung cancer. EAIS helps Iowa schools save taxpayer dollars by affordably and accurately testing for radon themselves. Learn more about how to stay ahead of radon testing requirements with the School Radon Training & Support System©.

Energy Efficiency Support

Through building-specific energy coaching, facilities manager professional development, and helpful connections, EAIS and member schools collaborate to identify priority energy conservation projects that improve school buildings, reduce electricity/kilowatt hour usage and natural gas/therm usage, and save General Fund dollars. Learn more about how to increase energy savings for your school or district. 

Testimonials

Hear from our member schools.

“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.”

-Member Needs Survey

“We, like many schools, are a district that is declining in enrollment. We feel that EAIS has helped us spend our General Fund Dollars wisely so we can help our overall students.”

-Member Energy Improvements Survey

“…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).”

-Member Needs Survey

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of Radon Teams

 have a written school radon testing and mitigation plan on public file after participating in our School Radon Training & Support System. This equals 32 school districts in 2 years.

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of Buildings Tested

had initial test results showing slight radon elevations that EAIS and School Radon Teams are working to correct. In just two years, 53 Iowa school buildings have been voluntarily tested for radon. 

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of Energy Members

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.

Join Energy Association of Iowa Schools

Contact us to find out how you can join other Iowa schools in the journey to champion healthier, more energy efficient facilities.

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