Hourigan & CBF Host Community Outreach Event for Brock Center
The Hourigan team working on the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Brock Environmental Center project hosted a community outreach event on July 16th in Virginia Beach to provide information about construction of the Center.
The event was a huge success with questions answered and ice cream served. People who attended the event were able to walk around and talk to the Hourigan team one-on-one. In case you missed the event, here is more information about the Center and key information you may want to know.
The Net-Zero Energy Building
The Brock Environmental Center will have a “net-zero” impact on the surrounding environment with state-of-the-art energy and water-saving features. It is targeting LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge certifications to make it the most environmentally sustainable building in Virginia.
The Center hopes to be an international model for green design and construction. It will also be home for CBF’s award-winning outdoor environmental education programs in Hampton Roads.
The building will focus on promoting preservation, sustainability and education. It will also have office space for CBF, Lynnhaven River NOW and other conservation groups. Public meeting spaces will provide areas for conservation dialogue and training.
Key Information and Dates
Construction is set to begin soon. Installation of construction fencing and project signage will begin on August 1 with actual construction beginning around mid-August.
All construction traffic will travel on Stratford Road and Shore Drive and park at the pump station parking lot. The public will also be able to park at this location for most of the construction period. There will be access changes to the City of Virginia Beach trails near the site which will be posted on signage.
All aspects of the project will meet the strictest of environmental standards. CBF believe the Brock Environmental Center will engage, inform and inspire the Hampton Roads community to solve the Bay’s challenges in innovative, sustainable and collaborate ways. The Center is scheduled to open Summer/Fall 2014.
Let us know your thoughts about the Brock Environmental Center in the comments below!