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CNN covers NASA’s Sustainability Base: the first spaceship on earth

Our client Steve Zornetzer of NASA tells the story of Sustainability Base in this CNN story. We are so proud of this project and the collaborative team that created it. The project is due for completion this year. While it is true that it will be one of the best-performing buildings in the federal portfolio, we think its real power will be to illustrate the power of the thinking about ‘footprints” as something that can …

The voice of Cradle to Cradle chimes in on San Francisco plan to dump bleach in the Bay

Michael Braungart, the German chemist who co-authored Cradle to Cradle with our founder, William McDonough, and Adam Lowry, the founder of Method, which makes home cleaning products (several of which are Cradle to Cradle Certified) and has used Cradle to Cradle thinking as a guide, have written an op-ed piece for the San Francisco Chronicle about the city’s plan to use bleach to combat a sewer odor problem. Here’s an excerpt– “San Francisco’s plan to dump …

Treehugger.com features the Herman Miller factory/workplace

Years ago, we had the good fortune to work with Herman Miller to design their GreenHouse factory/workplace in Michigan. This was a client with a vision the temerity to take it through implementation. We truly enjoyed this collaboration and are very proud of the results. We are delighted that Treehugger has seen fit to tell this story again; Lloyd Alter visited the GreenHouse recently and he seems to have liked what he found. Here’s a quote: …

Bill McDonough in conversation with Joel Makower at the State of Green Business Forum

Last week, at the third of three GreenBiz.com State of Green Business Forums, this one in Washington, DC, Bill McDonough did a keynote “interview” on state with GreenBiz.com’s Joel Makower, speaking right after the GSA administrator Martha Johnson spoke about her agency’s green priorities (and how GSA leaders recently read Cradle to Cradle and are looking for ways to draw its wisdom through their operations and policies). Bill and Joel talked about Cradle to Cradle as …

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 …