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FY2019 School Radon Grant Funding

EAIS has received FY2019 grant funding from the Iowa Cancer Consortium and Iowa Department of Public Health! This means the following dollars are available to the first approximately 21 school districts to register for the 2018-19 School Radon Training & Support...

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Peace of Mind – School Radon

The Davis County Community School District prefers to stay ahead of the curve. That proved true when they heard about the School Radon Training and Support System. “When the Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS) put the information out through the AEA, we jumped...

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Member District Gains $10,000

Sidney Community School District in southwest Iowa faced a tough situation at the beginning of this winter. They needed a new boiler in their elementary school, and fast. Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS) made sure the school went through the correct channels...

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January is Radon Action Month

For most students and staff, the largest contributor to radon exposure is in the home. In the United States and especially Iowa, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers. During the Radon Action Month of January, please learn about it, test...

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Radon: Keeping Schools Safe

Southwest Valley Community School District has been a participant in the School Radon Training & Support System (SRTSS), facilitated by Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS), since it began in 2015. Their participation has paid off. “We decided to be...

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SRTSS Supporter to be Honored at Iowa Cancer Summit

Dr. Bill Field, a supporter and scientific advisor of the School Radon Training & Support System, will be awarded the 2017 Iowa Cancer Champion Award on October 18 during the Iowa Cancer Summit. This honor is given each year by the Iowa Cancer Consortium to an...

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All School Radon Grants Spoken For

Congratulations to the 19 school districts in Iowa who are participating in the 2017-18 School Radon Training & Support System (SRTSS) Expansion Project. These districts are proactively preventing radon-induced lung cancer by learning to test their buildings for...

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Radon Grants For Schools

Grant funding has been awarded to EAIS and the School Radon Training & Support System (SRTSS) for 2017-18!  As a result, $1000 matching grants are available for approximately 21 school districts to participate in SRTSS and test their buildings for radon. These 21...

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Locations Set for SRTSS Kickoff Workshops

Dates, times and locations have been announced for the 2017-18 School Radon Training & Support System (SRTSS) Kickoff Workshops. These workshops are face-to-face, school-specific "how to" trainings for school radon teams. October 11, 2017: Red Oak, IA,...

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January = Radon Action Month

January is c-o-o-ld in Iowa, and is the perfect time to test for radon with closed building conditions during Radon Action Month. During January, Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS) joins the Iowa Cancer Consortium, Healthy Homes Radon Education, Iowa Department...

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All School Radon Grants Awarded

18 school districts in Iowa are on their way to having peace of mind when it comes to radon safety in their buildings. Thanks to funding received by Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS)  from the Iowa Cancer Consortium and Iowa Department of Public Health,  these...

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Schools: Receive $1000 Toward Radon Testing!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgk_-auiPpA Iowa First Lady Chris Branstad, University of Iowa Basketball Coach Fran McCaffery, ISU Basketball Coach Steve Prohm, and UNI Basketball Coach Ben Jacobson all encourage Iowans to test their homes for radon in a new Iowa...

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EAIS Welcomes New Champion

Please help us welcome Cynthia Wolf as an assistant champion for our rural school energy efficiency and radon team! Her responsibilities center around providing organizational support for districtwide energy appraisals, tracking services, and member communication....

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Daughton Appointed to EAIS Board

Dave Daughton, superintendent at Wayne Community School District in south central Iowa, is the new District 2 representative on the Energy Association of Iowa Schools Board of Directors. Daughton was appointed on August 1, 2016, for a three-year term to fill the spot...

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School Radon Grant Funds Available

Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS) is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded funding through the Iowa Cancer Consortium (ICC) to help Iowa school districts with radon testing in 2016-2017. Did you know that radon is the leading environmental cause of...

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By the Numbers

EAIS is making a difference for its Iowa school members! Check out 2015 by the numbers: Energy improvements made with knowledge and support from EAIS saved members an estimated 364,990 kWhs of electricity and 15,032 therms of natural gas. These energy improvements...

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Weisshaar Appointed to State Energy Working Group

Energy Association of Iowa Schools director, Julie Weisshaar, has been appointed as an active member of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation working group for the Iowa Energy Plan. Through this process, the State of Iowa is setting priorities and providing strategic...

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Natural Gas Webinar 1/14

What in the heck is natural gas pooling/transportation? How does a school district know if it's saving money over other natural gas options, and if not, how can the district choose a new provider? And even though natural gas prices are low, how can a school be sure...

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