Nature’s Guide to Working From Home During the Pandemic

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Fireweed thrives in a forest among charred tree trunks after a wildfire in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada, in 2015. 

Cartoon Watanasirisuk is Verdical Group’s Sustainability & Business Development Intern. She is currently a junior at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she is pursuing a double major in economics and biology & society.

Our daily lives have changed substantially in the time span of a few months due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Having a decent home environment to quarantine in is a privilege, but that doesn’t mean staying indoors for an extended period of time isn’t a challenge for many of us. 

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Earth Day’s Birthday

You’ve heard the phrase… over, and over, and over again:

“Every Day is Earth Day”

This popular household tagline and the holiday it refers to have been promoted in the education system, news media, and our communities for decades. But how many of us are aware of the holiday’s origins? Let’s take it back to the debut, to the very beginning of it all: April 22, 1970. Read more

Perlita Biophilia Charrette, Part 1

On May 8th, 2017, the Verdical Group team convened for the first of two half-day charrettes for Xavier Gaucher’s Perlita Passive House. Previously introduced in this blog, Gaucher is pursuing Passive House Certification and Living Building Challenge (LBC), Energy Petal Certification; one stipulation of the LBC Petal Certification is that the team holds one full day charrette (or two half-day charrettes) to specifically integrate biophilia in the design of the Project, inside and out. Read more

Biophilia and Green Building

Photo Credit: Bill Browning

If you have been paying attention, you’ve probably noticed an uptick in mentions of biophilia and biomimicry over the past few years. Though interrelated, biophilia and biomimicry are decidedly separate, and we wanted to help demystify biophilia! Read more