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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 …

International Herald Tribune site features Karachi School of Business & Leadership

We are delighted to be working with the dynamic Dean of the Karachi School of Business & Leadership and his team on their new facilities, the first of which are under construction now. We are delighted to see this interview with Dean Bob Wheeler in the online edition of the International Herald Tribune. Here’s an excerpt– The Dean has a grand plan that includes bringing in more international professors to his classrooms. “We will break the term into …

More ink for NASA Sustainability Base

Fast Company magazine has published a list of the eight more inspiring green building projects on the horizon and a current Willliam McDonough + Partners project is on the list: NASA Sustainability Base. Here’s what they write: “NASA’s Sustainability Base, part of the Ames Research Center in Moffett, Calif., might just be the federal government’s most sustainable building when it is completed this summer. The $20.6 million, steel frame exoskeleton-equipped structure will have intelligent controls that predict …

Bill McDonough is a featured speaker for an SAP/Greenbiz.com webcast on August 24

At a webcast on August 24, leading speakers will explore whether manufacturers’ RoHS/REACH efforts become a cornerstone for a Cradle to Cradle® strategy. Manufacturers are under increasing pressure from consumers, NGOs and industry to remove chemicals and materials from their products that are considered hazardous and to create products that are sustainable. Governments are in turn driving the proliferation of product regulations such as RoHS, WEEE and REACH. These pressures collectively are forcing manufacturers to disclose …

Bill McDonough tapped to take part in the Jefferson Innovation Summit this fall

We’re happy to announce that Bill McDonough will be a delegate at the Jefferson Innovation Summit on October 11-12 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Summit is hosted by the Batten Institute of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and developed in partnership with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and CNBC. This invitation-only event brings together some 50 leaders from industry, government, media, and academia to discuss how to create and sustain a society of entrepreneurs …