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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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Energy Efficiency Is Important, Low Cost Solution

One of the main principles Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS) implements with its member school districts is "efficiency first." So we were excited today to see an article from Iowa State University (ISU) pointing out the importance of energy efficiency as an...

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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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