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700 E Jefferson St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
United States

MBDC: Design + Chemistry + Leadership + Innovation

Founded in 1995 by architect William McDonough and chemist Dr. Michael Braungart, MBDC has been advocating for endlessly resourceful, Cradle to Cradle approaches, working with companies to intentionally design products which eliminate the concept of waste, use clean energy, value clean water and celebrate diversity for over 20 years. 

MBDC’s services can help you and your organization understand and implement the Cradle to Cradle® Design Framework on multiple levels, from materials and products to corporate leadership and your entire organization.

We are leaders in Material Health Assessments. Our chemists have been providing material and product assessments, down to the parts per million, for over two decades.

We developed the Cradle to Cradle® Design Framework and have inspired and guided companies around the world to remake the way they make things.

We created the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM Products Program and donated a license to the Institute to make it available to the public as an independent third party peer reviewed program in order to spur innovation on a global scale.

Herman Miller - MBDC

Herman Miller

Playworld Systems  - Portfolio - MBDC

Playworld Systems

Method - MBDC

Method - MBDC




Cradle to Cradle Certified™