The headquarters will be the first office building in Texas to meet the Living Building Challenge requirements, the world’s most rigorous green building certification.

The Galveston Bay Foundation broke ground Tuesday on its permanent headquarters on 30 acres of waterfront property it owns in Kemah, a project expected to be completed in about two years.

The foundation’s headquarters are currently in Houston.

“Kemah’s gonna be our home forever,” said Bob Stokes, foundation president, addressing board members, community residents and donors gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony, the culmination of $14 million in fundraising.

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