Verdical Impact — Purpose with Numbers, Numbers with Purpose

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Kevin Chris Zhu is Verdical Group’s Sustainability Intern. Kevin is a LEED AP BD+C accredited professional, holds a B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering and is a candidate for an M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering with an Atmosphere/Energy Program, Sustainability and Energy Focus from Stanford University.


Thank you for your interest in our third update of the Verdical Impact infographic project!

We are proud to share the positive social and environmental impact Verdical Group has made through our growing number of certified projects, team volunteerism, and educational events, including our very own annual Net Zero Conference. Together at Verdical Group, we continue to tackle new challenges with innovative and practical solutions to model an environmentally sustainable institution to help our campus, local, and global community understand, mitigate, and adapt to the changing climate.

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Building Envelope Commissioning 101

Kevin Chris Zhu is Verdical Group’s Sustainability Intern. Kevin is a LEED AP BD+C accredited professional, holds a B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering and is currently wrapping up a M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering with an Atmosphere/Energy Program, Sustainability and Energy Focus at Stanford University.

What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear the word commissioning?

Most of us in the A/E/C industry would probably link the process of Commissioning (Cx) first to the active mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems of a building. But what about “Envelope (or Enclosure) Commissioning (BECx)”? And what role does it play in building performance standards, such as LEED?

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What’s New in Title 24?

Kevin Chris Zhu is Verdical Group’s Sustainability Intern. Kevin is a LEED AP BD+C accredited professional, holds a B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering and is currently wrapping up a M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering with an Atmosphere/Energy Program, Sustainability and Energy Focus at Stanford University.

Here is a simple question for everyone:

Which state was the first to establish an energy regulation commission, and what’s the name of the very first minimum energy efficiency standard implemented?

Yes, you are certainly right! The answer is California and its renowned Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

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