Living and Learning Center (LLC) 

The 4,950-square-foot LLC is the largest of the new structures at the Schiller Coastal Studies Center constructed in 2020.

The multipurpose room, which can accommodate 100 people, serves as a conference hall and classroom, and has a full kitchen and pantry.   

The LLC was certified by the Passive House Institute US, Inc, for its energy-efficient design that also ensures consistent and comfortable temperatures and healthy air quality. The LLC is super-insulated and airtight, with triple-paned windows, and is set up with a ventilation system and heat pumps for heating and cooling. Part of what makes passive structures so efficient is their ventilation systems recycle the exhausted, stale air to heat incoming fresh air. They also remove humidity.