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William McDonough at Jefferson Innovation Summit: see clips on CNBC

This week, William McDonough is a delegate to the Jefferson Innovation Summit, hosted at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in Charlottesville. The Summit was designed to bring together the brightest minds in business, government, academia, media, and the arts to talk about creating and sustaining a society of entrepreneurs and innovators. CNBC’s Tyler Mathisen is serving as moderator. You can find video clips from the Rotunda Dialogues of the Summit, at this CNBC …

William McDonough launches new design initiatives

We are pleased to announce that we have launched a product design initiative that includes consumer products, building products, and much more. Bill McDonough has, in the past, worked with such companies as Shaw Industries, MechoSystems, and DesignTex to design product lines, and now this effort is being expanded. We’ll have more to share by the start of the new year. We are also now assisting organizations and communities in renewable energy optimization, helping …

Brad Pitt introduces Bill McDonough’s Green Challenge keynote in Amsterdam; see the introduction and keynote now on YouTube

Last month, William McDonough served as lead juror for the Dutch PostCode Lottery’s prestigious Green Challenge competition, which is designed to support inventors of sustainability-focused ideas and technologies. People from around the world enter their innovations, and finalists come to Amsterdam, where they get professional advice on how to shape and communicate their innovations. The finalists present to a high level jury and a winner is selected. This year’s winner, Nick Christy, created a Water …

Green Challenge finalists selected in Amsterdam

Bill McDonough is chairing the jury, and today the finalists in the Dutch Postcode Lottery Green Challenge were announced. The 2011 finalists and their projects are– Svante Bengtsson: Rehact Marjolein Helder: Plant-e Eden Full: SunSaluter Nick Christy: Water Recycling Shower Peter van Dommele: 4-D Chameleon Andreas Zachariah: Carbon Diem Learn more on the Green Challengeweb site, which includes links to how you can follow the activities online. You can also find links to the finalists to learn more about their innovative ideas …

Bill McDonough speaks at PICNIC this week, chairs Dutch Postcode Lottery GREEN CHALLENGE

Bill McDonough will be serving as the honorary chair juror for the Netherlands Postcode Lottery GREEN CHALLENGE competition. He is joined by Liesbeth van Tongeren (Former director of Greenpeace Netherlands, MP for the Dutch Green Left party), Marty Pickett (Executive Director & General Counsel of Rocky Mountain Institute), Marieke van Schaik (Managing Director Dutch Postcode Lottery), Kofi Nketsia-Tabiri (Chief Innovations Officer, Patient Capital Partners), Jim Walker (Chief operating officer and co-founder of The Climate …

Silicon Valley Buzz features NASA Sustainability Base

The NASA Sustainability Base, the new 50,000-sf office building that is nearing completion on the Ames Research Center campus at Moffett Field, continues to attract attention and generate buzz. The latest is literally buzz: Silicon Valley Buzz features an interview with Steve Zornetzer, the Associate Center Director at NASA Ames. Sustainability Base, is designed to showcase NASA’s culture of innovation. The client charged the team with delivering a facility that embodies NASA’s spirit, fosters collaboration, …

Congratulations to Denis Hayes as Bullitt Center breaks ground

We are delighted to note that the Bullitt Foundation has broken ground on a new facility in Seattle. We celebrate this design, by the Miller Hull Partnership. CEO of the Bullitt Foundation, Denis Hayes, has set the bar high and his new building will join the ranks of other energy-positive, water-cleansing facilities–buildings, we like to say, like trees. Such buildings, including some in our portfolio, like the Oberlin Adam Joseph Lewis Center, completed more than …

The BSH office building nears completion at Park 20|20 … and another NASA Sustainability Base video, this one from SmartPlanet.com

We’re so excited to see the BSH office building, the the first building designed for Park 20|20, coming together. This will be the future home to five of the top brands in household appliances – Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau, Neff and Solitaire. Designed as a flexible, innovative workplace, BSH includes a full-height atrium and showrooms that can be converted to offices as needed. Slimbouwen technology, which employs a panelized structural floor system with separate prefabricated services, will …