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MechoSystems unveils the McDonough Iceland Collection at NeoCon 2011

Congratulations to our sister enterprise, MBDC, whose client, MechoSystems, had a busy show at NeoCon this month in Chicago. Interior Design reports from NeoCon 2011-- "At NeoCon 2011, MechoSystems introduced the design community to a number of new initiatives-including a new name. The company, founded in 1969, changed its name from MechoShade to MechoSystems to signal a [...]

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Congratulations to our sister enterprises, MBDC and EPEA: Greenbiz.com reports on their Cradle to Cradle work with Method

Greenbiz.com recently posted a piece about the highly successful collaboration between MBDC and EPEA and home cleaning products maker, Method. Here's the first part of the post-- "Method recently had an exceedingly rare joint visit from Michael Braungart and Bill McDonough, the co-authors of Cradle-to-Cradle and principals of MBDC. In the green design world, this is [...]

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Bill McDonough will deliver a keynote address at Dwell on Design

On June 24 in Los Angeles, Bill McDonough will deliver a keynote address at Dwell magazine's Dwell on Design conference. The lecture is called Cradle to Cradle and the Future of Dwelling and will include discussion of several of McDonough's recent architectural initiatives, including NASA Sustainability Base, the new Ferrer office/lab building designed for Barcelona, the [...]

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Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart speak together on June 9; San Francisco mayor declares “Cradle to Cradle Day”

On June 9, Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart, the co-creators of the Cradle to Cradle design framework, appeared together in California for the first time in several years. They engaged in an on-stage dialogue as part of an event designed to celebrate the achievements of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, which the pair [...]

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Dwell magazine features Q&A with William McDonough

William McDonough will deliver the Dwell on Design keynote on June 24 in Los Angeles. In anticipation, Dwell magazine is featuring a Q&A with Bill and writer Alissa Walker that begins this way-- Next year, William McDonough's revolutionary book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, which he co-authored with Dr. Michael Braungart, will turn [...]

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Architectural Record picks up recent NASA Sustainability Base article

Recently, we announced more media coverage for NASA Sustainability base, and now Architectural Record online has picked up that story, too. This latest article quotes Steven Zornetzer, Associate Center Director for Institution and Research at NASA Ames Research Center-- "Buildings of the future could actually produce more energy than they use and reverse the trend of [...]

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NASA Sustainability Base featured in Los Angeles Times

We are delighted that one of our latest collaborations with a high-aspiration client continues to get attention from the media. NASA Sustainability base has been covered in the Los Angeles Times. The article quotes Steven Zornetzer, Associate Center Director for Institution and Research at NASA Ames Research Center-- "Buildings of the future could actually produce more [...]

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GreenSource blog documents sustainable thinking conference in Barcelona; Bill McDonough was one of the speakers

GreenSource editor Jane Kolleeny was in Barcelona last week for the Shape Sustainable Thinking Forum and Construmat. Bill McDonough was a speaker at the Forum, and he had some very good company-- a virtual who's who in leading voices in sustainable design from around the world! He had a chance to talk about one of [...]

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Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart will speak together in San Francisco on June 9

For the first time in six years, Cradle to Cradle co-authors William McDonough and Dr. Michael Braungart will be together in California. They invite you to join them to celebrate the accomplishments of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and hear their thoughts on how to unlock the next Industrial Revolution. This gathering presents a [...]

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Another William McDonough + Partners project breaks ground: the Karachi School of Business & Leadership

We are thrilled to be working with the Dawood Foundation on the Karachi School for Business & Leadership in Pakistan. This newly established business school in Pakistan takes ethics as a generating theme for the educational curriculum. Consequently, the building was designed to reinforce the idea of integration between the human and natural environment; embodying [...]

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Breaking ground in Park 20|20

We are pleased to announce that Fox Vakanties has broken ground at Delta Development Group's Park 20|20 in Beukenhorst Zuid, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands. It's a great honor to be working with Delta Develoment Group at this site; their vision for a Cradle to Cradle development is powerful--and it's becoming a reality. Occupying a prominent site at [...]

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City of Chicago preparing for warmer times ahead

We noticed this interesting story in The New Times today about the City of Chicago, which discusses their efforts to prepare for long term climate change. (As it happens, the image they used was of the Chicago City Hall's green roof, a project we were involved with years ago.) Here's an excerpt-- “Cities adapt or they go [...]

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