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CBF Brock Environmental CenterThe Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF) plan for the greenest, most sustainable building ever constructed in Virginia received formal approval from the Virginia Beach City Council last week.

The unanimous vote Dec. 11 clears the way for CBF to move forward with the $20 million project to create the CBF Brock Environmental Center at Pleasure House Point.

The center, which will meet the strict green building standards of the Living Building Challenge, will be the hub for CBF’s advocacy, restoration, and environmental education programs in Hampton Roads. It will also provide office space for Lynnhaven River NOW, Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation staff, and community meetings, as well as be a model of sustainable building for the region.

The center is named in honor of Macon and Joan Brock of Virginia Beach, who provided a $3.5 million gift toward the project. Read more here and on theses news sites: WAVY-TV, WVEC-TV.

Chuck Epes

Chesapeake Bay Foundation



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