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Green Challenge finalists selected in Amsterdam

Bill McDonough is chairing the jury, and today the finalists in the Dutch Postcode Lottery Green Challenge were announced. The 2011 finalists and their projects are-- Svante Bengtsson: Rehact Marjolein Helder: Plant-e Eden Full: SunSaluter Nick Christy: Water Recycling Shower Peter van Dommele: 4-D Chameleon Andreas Zachariah: Carbon Diem Learn more on the Green Challengeweb site, which includes links to how you [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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NASA Sustainability Base is being considered for White House’s GreenGov award

We at William McDonough + Partners are pleased to offer congratulations to our NASA Ames client: The NASA Sustainability Base, which is nearing completion now, is being considered for the White House GreenGov award and has asked NASA to provide material about the project for inclusion in its Action Success Stories. As Michelle Moore writes on [...]

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Bill McDonough interview on Nature of Business radio

Chrissy Coughlin hosts a radio show called "The Nature of Business" and recently interviewed Bill McDonough about Cradle to Cradle and its promise for the business community. McDonough, through his innovations, continues his mission to determine what is the right thing to do and then to do it as efficiently as possible because as he puts [...]

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Merchants of Virtue: New book tells the Herman Miller story

Congratulations to Bill Birchard on his forthcoming book, Merchants of Virtue, which tells the story of Herman Miller, a company that has always been an innovator and a leader. We're proud to have worked with Herman Miller and we celebrate their story and their commitment to Cradle to Cradle® design. An excerpt about the book-- "Starting in [...]

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