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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 …

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 …