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Ethel Boyes Elementary School - Idaho Falls, ID
Ethel Boyes Elementary School - Idaho Falls, ID

Ethel boyes Elementary School




New School Design

The Ethel Boyes Elementary School

re-build was the result of a facilities evaluation. Design West recommended that three other elementary schools in the district be replaced with new schools due to seismic and age concerns of the existing schools, which maintained operations until the new school was complete. 

The model of each of these schools was two-story so that it could easily fit on each of the existing school sites.


Ethel Boyes was built out of insulated concrete forms (ICF's) and heated using underground geothermal systems that take advantage of the ground source temperatures. The district received a substantial rebate because of the extreme energy efficiency of each of these four schools.  

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