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Learn how the Center will be net-zero in use of energy and water and waste production, like a tree. 

“The Environmental Impact of a Tree”

By Douglas Gordon, Hon. AIA – Inform:  Architecture + Design

Brock Environmental Center landscapeWhen the Chesapeake Bay Foundation(CBF) was building its Philip Merrill Center in Annapolis, Md., in 1998, it achieved LEED Platinum—the first in the world. The foundation has raised the bar even farther for the Brock Center, now under construction in Hampton Roads.

“The environmental center is to create a cutting-edge ‘green’ facility so in concert with its natural surroundings that it has no impact on the land, air, and water of the surrounding creeks, river, and Chesapeake Bay,” says Christy Everett, director of the CBF Hampton Roads office.

The full article goes into detail about how the Brock Environmental Center will conserve energy and shows diagrams of how the Center will utilize wind and solar energy.

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