MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry) is a global sustainability consulting and product certification firm founded in 1995 by world-renowned architect William McDonough and chemist Dr. Michael Braungart. MBDC consults clients on leaving a 'positive footprint' on the planet (instead of reducing a negative footprint) by implementing the Cradle to Cradle® Framework.
MBDC works with innovative clients within various sectors and industries, to spur creativity, differentiate their brands and recognize their market leadership, attract and retain customers, enhance competitive advantage, and reduce long-term risks.
MBDC services include two primary offerings. Cradle to Cradle® Certification is a rigorous and comprehensive certification program that evaluates products and materials for human health, environmental health and recyclability. Cradle to Cradle® Consulting includes services to help clients integrate the design framework and optimize product life cycles, operations and organizational decision making.
Sustainability at MBDC
MBDC offsets 100% of its electricity use with Green-e Certified Renewable Energy Certificates. Also, MBDC offsets the carbon generated from 100% of its vehicle and airline travel through a domestic program that plants native trees in protected forests. MBDC is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council.