George H.W. Bush Elementary school

Dallas Independent School District

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21st Century Learning Elements

A new two-story, CHPS-designed, high performance elementary school using Geothermal Technology. Capacity 821 students, grades PreK-5. The Discovery Wall, a collage of images along the main corridor in Spanish and English, inspires creativity and get kids excited about learning. Outside the cafeteria, students and teachers enjoy the Learning Gardens. The geothermal system saves energy and improves the building’s appearance by eliminating roof-top HVAC units.


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Size: 94,500 SF

Budget: $13,480,000

Completion Date: June 2011

Location: Addison, Texas



Dallas Independent School District



Ratcliff Constructors



2012 Innovation Award, TASA/TASB

2012 Sustainability Award, TASA/TASB

2012 Educational Appropriateness Award, TASA/TASB


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