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  • With its LEED® Gold certification, the Virginia Beach Convention Center (VBCC) continues to elevate the industry standard by continuing its on-going commitment to becoming as environmentally friendly as it is innovative.
  • Budget Crunch: Green Ways to Save $75,000 was saved by installing a program on their computers to automatically shut them down at 5:30pm daily. An additional $500,000 was saved by adjusting the temperatures in their buildings. All of these changes are free or cost very little money.

Upcoming Events

Fri Sep 19, 2014 @11:00AM - 03:00PM
Parking Day
Fri Sep 19, 2014 @12:00PM - 01:30PM
HRGBC Board Meeting
Sat Sep 27, 2014
Green Apple Day of Service
Sat Oct 04, 2014 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Hampton Roads Solar Tour

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Hampton Roads Sustainable Living Expo

Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 10 am to 4pm 

Kellam High School in Virginia Beach 

Join HRGBC's participation in the 3rd annual Hampton Roads Sustainable Living Expo and explore the balance between social, economic, and environmental responsibility. ENERGY is this year's focus.   




HRGBC Seeks New Communications Chair

Do you enjoy talking about green building? Writing and editing? Working with graphics, social media, and websites? Making a difference in your community? The Hampton Roads Green Building Council is seeking a volunteer Communications Chair to assist the Board with communications, public relations, and marketing. Join us today! View the announcement here or contact HRGBC Board Chair Errol Plata at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

HRGBC is 100% Carbon Neutral - HRGBC has partnered with Renewable Choice Energy to offset all of our 2013 activities. Offsetting our carbon footprint is the equivalent of not burning 7,054 pounds of coal, not driving 16,672 miles, or planting 63 mature trees.