Edition Date: 09/12/2011
News Source: The Idaho Business Review

The Idaho Business Review announced the 2011 Grow Smart winners on September 12, 2011 and selected The Children’s School has been honored in the Smart Growth and Green Building category.

“The Children’s School, Boise – this renovation prioritized green elements and considered the nature and upkeep of the school, reflecting the high standards of the program and its neighborhood.  Location, local resources and existing features spurred the project that incorporated environmentally sensitive improvements and a goal of LEED Certification”.

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erstad ARCHITECTS began working with The Children’s School of Boise in 2005.  The scope of work included a master plan for the school, renovation of the existing building and plans for a building addition for new classroom space.  Phase I has been completed and the newly renovated building started classes in the Fall of 2010.  An application has been made to the U.S. Green Building Council for LEED certification for the remodel portion of the project.