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Innovation Investment Journal features NASA Sustainability Base

The Innovation Investment Journal covers the NASA Sustainability Base as an example of how NASA is “rethinking space on earth” and includes mention of the GSA RealProperty award for Innovation. As quoted in the article, NASA’s Steve Zornetzer, associate director at NASA Ames, says: “This GSA award recognizes Sustainability Base as a model for future federal facilities to achieve extremely high levels of energy and water efficiency. We seek to lead by example and provide lessons …

February 2011

The latest news from William McDonough + Partners: a peek at our projects, our people, upcoming events, and the powerful Cradle to Cradle stories of our founder, William McDonough… Bill McDonough speaks this week at the State of Green Business Forum in Washington DC … Park 20|20– a full service Cradle to Cradle development– tops out in the Netherlands … news about Oberlin’s AJL Center, NASA Sustainability Base, and more. Find links to clips from Bill’s …

NEWS from William McDonough + Partners, including clips from West Coast Green on YouTube

Did you miss William McDonough’s “Deep Dive” at West Coast Green last fall? You can get a sneak peek here. We have posted a few story snippets to YouTube, from the classic to the rarely heard. Here’s Bill talking about Thomas Jefferson, inspired by his time as Dean at the Univerisity of Virginia’s School of Architecture (and time spent living in a house designed by Jefferson). Here’s a short take on the new NASA Sustainability Base

Learning from New Orleans: Making It Right in the Lower 9th Ward

William McDonough + Partners’ Katherine Grove and KieranTimberlake’s Richard Maimon talk about Cradle to Cradle and Make It Right in a new Metropolis POV blog post. Some excerpts: Grove: “The Make It Right organization has been consistently committed to honoring that community engagement in a significant, ongoing way. That is just one element of what I would call a constant layering of collaboration throughout the process.” Maimon: “The striking thing about Make It Right is that its …

NASA Sustainability Base featured at Autodesk Sustainability Summit

Last week, David Johnson presented NASA Sustainability Base with AECOM’s June Grant at the Autodesk Sustainability Summit in San Francisco. You can see the video of Dave and June’s presentation on YouTube here. This project, which is currently under construction at NASA’s Ames Research Center, has been an amazing collaboration, which included large teams from William McDonough + Partners, AECOM, and several other firms. As June noted at the start of her remarks last week, Loisos+Ubbelohde’s role …

NASA Sustainability Base featured in USA Today

NASA Sustainability Base, which is under construction, has been featured in USA Today. The article includes quotes from NASA’S Steve Zornetzer and William McDonough + Partners’ David Johnson. Find the full article here.

Eco-Structure features Oberlin, 10 years later

It was Stewart Brand who wrote: “A building is not something you finish. A building is something you start.” It’s hard not to think about Stewart Brand’s book How Buildings Learn when you think about the Adam Joseph Lewis Center at Oberlin–a project that our client David Orr always knew would learn and adapt over time. A decade later, AJL Center celebrated the anniversary and now Eco-Structure magazine has featured the project in its “Flashback” section. …

Cradle to Cradle at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Co-chairs of the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders Taskforce posted a Fast Company blog about the group’s event and discussion of Cradle to Cradle and business innovation. Here’s an excerpt: “From our conversations at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos this year, it’s clear that sustainability has moved right to the heart of business debate. Debates on food, energy, water and of course climate change have dominated. But this is not sustainability of the …