While grounded in the past, the Boulder Jewish Community Center’s (Boulder JCC), is a contemporary interpretation of today’s sustainable design. This 52,444-square-foot, two-story educational community heritage center provides programs and services based in Jewish values and traditions in a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather to connect, exchange ideas, learn and grow together.
Designed and built by Colorado-based RB+B Architects and Calcon Constructors, they desired to create something beautiful, functional and unique. Construction included a wing for daycare and education, a gymnasium and fitness center, a full commercial kitchen, a community hall with a state-of-the-art stage, a library, administrative offices and a large outdoor gathering area.
The Boulder JCC includes a 74.4kW PV array, installed by The Solar Revolution, located on multiple rooftops. The main rooftop is a highly visible and gently curved junta alzada metal roof. In addition to solar on the main facility, a 7.2kW array is installed on the adjacent barn at the “Milk and Honey Farm.” The farm is 100% powered by solar and serves as a valuable tool for the Boulder JCC’s educational and preschool programs.