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.


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


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.

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.