Energy Association of Iowa Schools
Support that saves.
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, professional development, rebate and grant connections, and ESSER support. EAIS helps schools focus their budget dollars directly on student learning and safety.
Radon Bill Now Iowa Law
On 5/24/2022 Governor Reynolds signed the HF 2412 Gail Orcutt School Radon Safety Bill into law. Iowa school districts are now required to test their school buildings for radon and fix elevated levels if necessary. 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.
Energy and ESSER Support
Through building-specific energy coaching, building operator professional development and 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. EAIS has recently added ESSER ventilation improvement support for members. Learn more about EAIS membership.
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 53 school districts in 5 years.
of Buildings Tested for Radon
had initial test results showing radon elevations that EAIS and School Radon Teams fixed. 120 Iowa school buildings have been voluntarily tested for radon.
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.