Energy-efficiency rebates for schools
Your school can earn rebates on qualifying energy-efficient purchases or for building with energy efficiency in mind. Rebates are available on:
- Heating and cooling
- Windows and doors
You may also be eligible for tax credits; check with your tax advisor.
Alliant Energy Kids
Alliant Energy Kids includes lesson plans, online games and activities to do at home or school. It is developed for use in 4th and 5th grade classrooms.
Through the program, students will learn important concepts about electricity and natural gas: how it works, where it comes from, ways to reduce energy usage and how to stay safe. The educational materials and web activities are free to customers of Alliant Energy.
The best way for students to learn about energy efficiency is through a hands-on approach. The LivingWise program offers just that. Middle school students participate in interactive energy lessons and receive a kit with low-cost energy-saving measures, such as a low-flow showerhead, a compact fluorescent light bulb and a faucet aerator.
The students bring the kit home and actually install the measures themselves. These small changes result in immediate energy savings and encourage energy-efficient behaviors in the classroom and at home.
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Trees for Kids
Trees improve the landscaping on school grounds. When planted in the right location, they also improve the energy efficiency of the building itself. The Trees for Kids program, in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, provides schools the opportunity to apply for tree planting grants at new and existing schools during spring and fall.