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Cradle to Cradle Festival in Berlin celebrating Cradle to Cradle as cultural revolution

Congratulations to EPEA on the Cradle to Cradle Festival in Berlin, celebrating Cradle to Cradle® as a cultural revolution. It started on January 26 and will run through March 16. Under the banner “Blueprint Netherlands,” the Festival will celebrate the success of Cradle to Cradle worldwide and honour the Netherlands as a prime example to learn from. William McDonough will join Michael Braungart at the Cradle to Cradle Festival in Berlin, a celebration of Cradle to …

NASA is a Master of Innovation

Our client, NASA, is featured on Plum TV’s Masters of Innovation series, in a show called “Space Age Green.” This includes coverage of Sustainability Base, the new office facility at NASA’s Ames Research Center. The project is under construction now and will be occupied late this spring. The show includes an interview with Steve Zornetzer at the project site about this “office building of the future.” You can see the segmentat this site. Great to hear Zornetzer …

NASA Sustainability Base featured in Fast Company following Autodesk Sustainability Summit

As the NASA Sustainability Base nears completion, it continues to garner attention from the media. The latest is a story in Fast Company, which grew out of this week’s Autodesk Sustainability Summit, at which David Johnson presented the project with AECOM’s June Grant. You can read the article online here. William McDonough + Partners was design architect and AECOM is our architect of record partner on the project, which also involved many other firms, including Loisos …

Bill McDonough featured in Climate One video

In September, Bill McDonough spoke to a sold-out audience at the Commonwealth Club of California, as part of the Climate One series, which is led by Greg Dalton. Climate One has recently produced a new trailer video about their mission and their speakers, and Bill’s speech is excerpted there. See the video here. And in another Climate One video (which appears at the start of the group’s television programming), you can catch a glimpse of Bill’s partner, …

March 9 and 10 declared “McDonough Days” at Cradle to Cradle Festival in Berlin

William McDonough will join Michael Braungart at the Cradle to Cradle Festival in Berlin, a celebration of Cradle to Cradle as a cultural revolution and highlight the application of Cradle to Cradle in the Netherlands. March 9 and 10 are designated as “McDonough Days,” when Bill McDonough will attend the conference. March 9, there will be an evening keynote address by McDonough, and on March 10, there will be a dialogue between McDonough and Braungart, …

Bill McDonough speaking with young leaders in Davos

This week is the World Economic Forum in Davos, and our founder, William McDonough, is in town to be part of the dynamic conversations about innovation and business models of the future that always surround this event. This year, he is honored to be a featured speaker to a group of young business leaders; among other things, he will be talking to them about the opportunities for Cradle to Cradle thinking to transform business and …

Kira Gould juried the One Good Chair competition at the Las Vegas Market

Our director of communications, Kira Gould, spent Wednesday in Las Vegas, where she was a juror (with Zem Joaquin, Sarah Backhouse, and Shashi Caan) in the One Good Chair competition, which is produced and organized by the Sustainable Furnishings Council and the Las Vegas Market. Congratulations to Eric Tong, the young designer from London, who won top honors in the competition with his Zpine lounge chair–an elegant chair design to ship in a remarkably compact …

David Johnson presented at Autodesk Sustainability Summit

[img_assist|nid=521|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=350|height=233]David Johnson, partner, presented the firm’s design for NASA Sustainability Base, at the Autodesk Sustainability Summit on Thursday in San Francisco. He present with our AECOM architect of record partners on the project, and in concert with several Autodesk speakers. The NASA project is set for completion this spring: It will be occupied in May. The project is on track to achieve LEED Platinum certification and is expected to be one of the highest performing federal …