Malcolm Rosenberg Hillel Center for Jewish Life

The Malcolm Rosenberg Hillel Center for Jewish Life in Blacksburg, Virginia, the first religious assembly building in the US to be built to the Passivhaus building standard, uses 65% less heating and cooling energy than a conventional, code-built building. The 8,000 SF project, designed and built by Structures, employs an airtight building envelope with superinsulation, high performance windows and doors, super-efficient energy recovery ventilators (ERVs) and a demand control ventilation system with CO2 (carbon dioxide) sensors to negotiate the huge range of occupancy demand inherent in a mixed use assembly building.