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UVA Darden School of Business Jefferson Innovation Summit releases Seven Principles for innovation and entrepreneurship

Last fall, William McDonough took part in a high-level gathering at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business: The Jefferson Innovation Summit. Now that group has released its recommendations to the public. According to the release– In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, gathered at the university he founded, business leaders, elected officials and educators have staked their names to a new Declaration setting forth seven principles to guide the development of more innovative and entrepreneurial …

Karin Kloosterman recommends Cradle to Cradle in Huffington Post on books for the holidays

In a recent Huffington Post, Karin Kloosterman calls out Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things as one of her top five green books for the holidays. She writes: “This book by William McDonough and Michael Braungart published in 2002 is so critical to understanding sustainability in America that you’ll be lost if you don’t know what this book is about. Yes, you already know about recycling, but what about upcycling, or designing things …

NASA wins national CEIL honors for Sustainability Base, its Space Station on Earth

Congratulations to our client, NASA Ames Research Center, especially Pete Worden and Steve Zornetzer, and their teams who have brought the vision for Sustainability Base to reality. The Center for Environmental Innovation and Leadership announced the winners of the second annual CEIL Awards. The awards recognize military and federal, teams and programs that have demonstrated exemplary performance in integrating environmental stewardship into day-to-day activities. Awards highlight excellence in developing and implementing innovative environmental programs …

FIFPro House set to break ground at Park 20|20

On December 14, the Cradle to Cradle inspired Park 20|20 development in Amsterdam, will celebrate the groundbreaking of the FIFPro House. As the worldwide representative union for all professional soccer players, FIFPro’s global reach and the cultural diversity of its members have inspired the dynamic design for a new headquarters building located at Park 20|20 in the Netherlands. Shaped by a solar shade canopy, a monumental glass entry volume visually connects and activates interior public …

More coverage of NASA Sustainability Base: Check out the Earth Day book, Lessons Learned

LESSONS LEARNED, Volume 7, was published this fall and distributed at the USGBC’s annual Greenbuild conference. A feature article in the book, is “NASA Sustainability Base: Proving the Power of the Positive,” which covers this new project, which was under construction at the time of this story. Here’s an excerpt: Once in a while, collaboration between a design team and owner hits a sweet spot and the results can be magical. It was clear from the outset …

Congratulations to our client, B/S/H on the opening of its new home, Inspiration House, at Park 20|20

William McDonough + Partners is pleased to announce the grand opening of the new Bosch Siemens HOME (B/S/H) office building—The Inspiration House—which is part of Delta Development’s Park 20|20 in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, the country’s first Cradle to Cradle®-inspired development. Cradle to Cradle is a positive approach to design based on nature’s principles that was developed by American architect William McDonough and German chemist Dr. Michael Braungart in their 2002 book, Cradle to Cradle: …

Congratulations to our client, NASA, for its White House award for innovation

NASA is one of six recently announced 2011 GreenGov Presidential Award winners. The awards celebrate extraordinary achievement in the pursuit of President Obama’s Executive Order on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance. In 2009, President Obama challenged the Federal Government to lead by example by becoming leaner, greener and more efficient. He asked agencies and departments to become more energy efficient, reduce waste and water use, and use its purchasing power as the largest …

Environmental Design + Construction features American University project by WM+P

We’re so pleased that Environmental Design + Construction is showcasing a recent William McDonough + Partners project in this feature article authored by our own Katherine Grove, AIA. Here’s an excerpt: How can a building project on a Washington, D.C., college campus embody the values of global peace and social justice embraced by those who work, learn and teach there? This core question guided the vision for the new home of the School of International Service at …