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Entrepreneur magazine story about upcycling cites Cradle to Cradle

Jennifer Wang writes in Entrepreneur magazine's April issue about upcycling; her piece is called "One Man's Trash." Here's an excerpt-- "If you're not up on the green lingo, the best way to think of upcycling is that it's like a sexier, even greener version of recycling. When something is recycled (or 'downcycled'), it's broken down into something [...]

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AU School of International Service receives LEED Gold Certification

Congratulations to the School of International Service team and to all the consultants on this great project. The School, which was dedicated last fall, has received its LEED Certification at the Gold level. This is a great achievement for the school, and we applaud the full team. Here's a list of the firms and roles: William [...]

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Diane Dale will speak at national ASLA conference

At this year's national American Society of Landscape Architects, Diane Dale will join April Phillips and Jacob Voit on a panel: Food Cities: Designing Edible Landscapes for Urban Environments. The 21st century sustainable city requires the merging of urbanism with sustainable food systems. Edible landscapes are a movement in transition and sprouting up as a response [...]

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William McDonugh: Catalina Island: Something Lived, Something Dreamed: video now online

On February 28, William McDonough spoke at the historic Casino Theatre on Catalina Island. William McDonough + Partners is working with the Catalina Conservancy to bring expertise and Cradle to Cradle thinking to the exciting process of defining the Conservancy's Strategic Plan for its long-term stewardship of Catalina's wildlands. During this process of working with the [...]

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ArchDaily covers the American University School of International Service

ArchDaily has posted a story about the new building at the Washington, DC, campus of American University. We loved working with the School of International Services team and architect of record Quinn Evans. An excerpt-- "How can we design a building that inspires students to dream? This charge—articulated by the dean of the country’s largest foreign [...]

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ArchDaily covers NASA Sustainability Base

ArchDaily is the latest media outlet to pick up the story about NASA Sustainability Base, which is under construction at Moffett Field, California. Here's an excerpt-- "This exemplary energy performance will be achieved through several strategies and technologies, including an extensive geothermal system, high performance lighting, radiant cooling, intelligent building systems and on-site photovoltaic energy generation and [...]

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Bill McDonough essay included in new Plastiki book

David de Rothschild is out with a new book about his amazing Plastiki adventure. Bill McDonough has long admired David's efforts to help raise awareness about plastics in the oceans, and so was particularly honored to be invited to contribute a short essay to this new book, Plastiki: An Adventure to Save Our Oceans (Chronicle [...]

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How can we design a building that inspires students to dream?

This is the question that Dean Lou Goodman, of the American University School of International Service team, asked William McDonough + Partners, design architects, and architect of record Quinn Evans Architects, as they collectively began a journey toward a new building for the Washington, DC, campus. This program is the United States' largest foreign service [...]

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Bill McDonough in conversation with GreenBiz’s Joel Makower

On February 17, Bill McDonough took the stage at the third of three State of Green Business Forums hosted in San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington, DC. "We're always happy to be a part of the GreenBiz events," Bill said. "And this Washington event was especially exciting. I was happy to be speaking after the GSA [...]

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David Johnson will talk about Design for Nine Billion at Alaska Conference next month

Firm partner David Johnson will speak at the 2011 Business of Clean Energy in Alaska next month in Anchorage. He will discuss Cradle to Cradle as a design protocol that can change how we make things-- products, architecture, cities, and more-- and help us think about the human footprint in positive terms, rather than [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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