On June 13, 2008, Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast of Virginia Beach was certified as Virginia's newest Green Lodging facility. A Certificate of Environmental Commitment was presented to owners Stephen and Marie-Louise LaFond on behalf of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality by Laura Habr, owner of Croc's Restaurant - the first restaurant in the state to win the Virginia Green designation. Croc's is located a short walk from Barclay Cottage on 19th Street.
Barclay Cottage was certified for its commitment to minimizing its environmental impact, and preventing pollution wherever feasible in its operations as a B&B. These efforts include: recycling; water and energy conservation; sponsoring green events; and encouraging environmental awareness by its guests.