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Happy 1st Birthday, EAIS!

EAIS officially celebrated its first birthday during a strategic planning session on April 8, 2013. L to R are: Kelly Needles (energy advisor); board members Chuck Elbert (Holy Trinity Catholic Schools CAO), Darrin Strike (West Fork superintendent), and Mary Jo...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Geothermal on 4/24, 5/1 or 5/8

EAIS is proud to sponsor its first on-site learning session for school facilities operators, called "Do's and Don'ts of Geothermal: Maximizing Efficiency." This learning session will: address geothermal maintenance efficiency challenges and what to do about them;...

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New! EAIS Energy Corp Job Op – 5/18 deadline

Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS) has been granted acceptance as an Energy Corps Americorp program host site! This means EAIS is hiring one, full-time Energy Corps Member to help save its member schools energy, time and budget dollars by assisting with...

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Thanks for Giving Us the Energy to Power Up!

As our first year comes to a close and we look ahead to 2013, we wanted to take a moment to say thank you to our Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS) members. Your membership gave us the energy to power up as a brand new organization. We appreciate you. 2012 was...

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School Board Members to Learn About EAIS

As Iowa school leaders learn, lead and succeed at the 2012 Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) Convention on November 15, they will have the opportunity to learn about "Saving Budget Dollars With Energy" through Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS). EAIS...

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2012 Iowa Energy Summit to Feature EAIS

As Iowa school leaders learn, lead and succeed at the 2012 Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB) Convention on November 15, they will have the opportunity to learn about "Saving Budget Dollars With Energy" through Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS). EAIS...

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EAIS Helps Villisca Receive Grant, Save $

EAIS is honored to have been selected to present a breakout session during the 2012 Iowa Energy Summit on November 8, 2012. This conference offers the latest information on energy efficiency trends. "This will be the debut of our new, grassroots organization to Iowa's...

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Unbiased Study Provides Creston Efficiency Data

"This lighting improvement project not only saves our community's tax dollars, it allows us to provide a better-lit gym for students," says Willie Stone, Villisca Community Schools superintendent. His school district recently completed a high school gym lighting...

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E-Member News: Oskaloosa School Savings

Creston Community School District has some of the most energy-efficient buildings in the state of Iowa and throughout the Midwest, according to a study recently conducted by Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS) of Des Moines. The study states many schools across...

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EAIS Receives Support From Utilities

...Superintendent Russ Reiter, in his report, said that the Board’s decision to pay the $2,000 dollars to join EAIS (Energy Association Of Iowa Schools)...would help the school save money on utility costs. Lights will be installed in the Middle School hallways, along...

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E-Team Tackles Tornado Recovery

Low dues for EAIS membership were recently reinforced through a generous matching membership program signed by EAIS and Iowa's investor-owned utilities Alliant Energy, Black Hills Energy, and MidAmerican Energy. "We are thrilled Iowa's utilities recognize the...

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Gym Lighting and More

The EAIS E-Team is busy tackling the needs of its members, supporting energy issues ranging from tornado recovery to light sensors. "You name it, and EAIS will provide unbiased, third-party information to help E-members make good decisions and save time," says...

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Big Interest in EAIS

Upon request, Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS) is continuing its energy and budget saving tour of Iowa schools. Here, Davenport Assumption High school staff  discuss possible gym lighting upgrades with energy adviser Kelly Needles. EAIS E-members receive...

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April 4 Visit to AEA 267

...Superintendent Russ Reiter, in his report, said that the Board’s decision to pay the $2,000 dollars to join EAIS (Energy Association Of Iowa Schools)...would help the school save money on utility costs. Lights will be installed in the Middle School hallways, along...

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Powering Up with Green Hills AEA Superintendents

EAIS is scheduled to share how membership in this new, nonprofit association can help schools save energy and money during the AEA 267 regional superintendents meeting on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. The good news is spreading fast...

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Coming Soon to a Superintendents’ Meeting Near You

EAIS is on the Green Hills Area Education Agency Superintendents Association agenda for March 7, 2012. "We are looking forward to this opportunity to visit with and gather input from school leaders," shares Julie Weisshaar, EAIS executive director. "There are so many...

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Powering Up For Iowa’s Schools

"Face-to-face is the best way to market the ways our new nonprofit association helps schools save money," advised the Energy Association of Iowa Schools (EAIS) board of directors on February 16, 2012. The board has set a goal of visiting all nine Area Education Agency...

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