Mother Nature Network: Architects recognize Virginia's Brock Center for outstanding environmental performance

Building's 'regenerative' design key to net zero energy and waste.

A small educational center in Virginia has won top honors for its environmental performance from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The recognition is a landmark for regenerative design — the growing movement that calls for green buildings to improve the environment.

At its annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, the AIA's Committee on the Environment cited the Brock Environmental Center for its "exceptional post-occupancy performance."

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