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Latest William McDonough Stories

2014-03-04 12:27:53

PLANT MODELS A CLEAN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IN CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE CHICAGO, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmentally conscious cleaning products company Method is presenting the details of its new state-of-the-art production facility in Chicago's historic Pullman community. The design, by William McDonough + Partners, is unveiled today at an event in Chicago with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The development marks the company's first U.S.-based production facility and will showcase the company's...

2014-01-09 08:30:09

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hines Italia SGR, a leader in the management of Italian and international real estate funds, announced today that Google has signed a 5,000-square-meter (53,800-square-foot) lease for its Italian offices at Porta Nuova, the Hines mixed-use development in Milan. Designed by William McDonough + Partners, the office building optimizes the workplace environment through efficient floor plates and core layout, natural ventilation, access...

2013-11-20 08:28:40

William McDonough and Patcraft Introduce Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM "Butterfly Effect" Carpet Product and Design Tool CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- William McDonough and Patcraft, a division of Shaw (a Berkshire Hathaway Company and the world's largest carpet manufacturer), collaborated to design Butterfly Effect flooring to demonstrate how a product--carpet--can be part of a positive path toward a healthier world. The line was launched on Monday at...

2013-11-14 20:21:26

William McDonough's Breakthrough Project for Ford Continues to Inspire CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2003, William McDonough + Partners designed what was then the largest green roof in the world at the Ford Motor Company's historic River Rouge facility. The ambitious plan involved pioneering strategies and technologies for brownfield redevelopment, sustainable industry, corporate citizenship, and environmental regeneration. This month marks the 10 year...

2013-07-10 16:22:06

The U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Version 4 Rating System, overwhelmingly approved last week by member voters, includes the Cradle to Cradle Certified(CM) Program, solidifying the organization's commitment to material health, a movement advanced for 25 years by American architect William McDonough and German chemist Michael Braungart. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC), LLC, a firm that leads clients beyond...

2013-06-19 08:20:12

LONDON, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ellen MacArthur Foundation today announced that Philips will become a partner for the next three years to help accelerate the transition to the circular economy. Following the Foundation's successful founding partnerships with Renault, BT/Cisco (working together), Kingfisher and National Grid, Philips will join the ranks to trigger circular economy innovation within their own business and support the Foundation's work in...

2013-06-18 08:24:52

William McDonough+Partners create first full-service Cradle to Cradle®-inspired development BEUKENHORST ZUID, HOOFDDORP, The Netherlands, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent weeks, FIFPro, worldwide representative union for professional soccer players, opened its new headquarters building and Bluewater Energy Solutions, a technical service provider to the energy and industrial marketplace, broke ground for a new building at Delta Development's Park 20|20, the first...

2013-04-17 16:22:23

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Earth Day, William McDonough, co-author of The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance, sustainability advisor to business and government leaders, and renowned green architect, will share his and his co-author Michael Braungart's powerful vision for a positive future, talking about how an outlook focused on "more good" can be incorporated in our studies, careers, and lives. He'll be speaking at American University School of...

2013-03-20 12:22:48

Renowned university chooses the internationally recognized thought leader, designer, and author, William McDonough, to manifest a real-time archive--a prototype for the future of digital archiving. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- William McDonough, co-author of Cradle to Cradle, sustainability advisor to business and government leaders, and renowned green architect, has been chosen by Stanford University as the leading academic institution's first living...

2012-11-14 16:21:40

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a new era for the Cradle to Cradle Certified(CM) program. Today at Greenbuild the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute announced details on version 3.0 of the certification, as well as a new Product Innovation Challenge with $250,000 to be awarded to three winners. Partnering with Make It Right, the Institute's goal is to drive innovation in safe and healthy building materials based on Cradle to Cradle principles. (Photo:...