During the time of COVID, face-to-face interactions have become limited. When your business purpose relies on bringing people together to share experiences, limiting interactions can cause quite the hurdle. For the past seven years, Verdical Events has brought people together through our annual Net Zero Conference. 2020 was looking to be a promising year for the growing event; however, with the pandemic, our team was forced to think outside the box. How could we still bring hundreds of people together, increase engagement, and meet our event’s primary goals? A virtual event!
At our 6th annual Net Zero Conference, hosted on October 2-4, 2019, we welcomed 100 exhibitors, 108 speakers, and 1,200 attendees from 8 countries and 38 states to the Los Angeles Convention Center. Keynotes from Ed Mazria (Founder & CEO, Architecture2030), Amanda Sturgeon (CEO, International Living Future Institute), and Terry Tamminen (Founder & President, Seventh Generation Advisors) provided powerful insights into green building, net zero design, and sustainability policy. Here’s what our team hopes attendees took away from the event:
Prior to our Net Zero Conference & Expo on October 2-4, 2019, we spoke with Nancy Sutley, Chief Sustainability Officer for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power about the utility’s forward-facing initiatives and goals for net zero.
Nancy is participating in our NZ19 “Utility Panel: Power Women!” at the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 3.
Register here to join her and other female leaders from California’s largest utilities as they speak about sustainability trends, resiliency, and exciting new initiatives.
Prior to our Net Zero Conference & Expo on October 2-4, 2019, we spoke with Katie Sloan, Southern California Edison (SCE)’s Director of eMobility and Transportation, about the future of the net zero movement and what it means for SCE.
Katie will be featured on our NZ19 “Utility Panel: Power Women!” at the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 3. Register here to join her and other female leaders from California’s largest utilities as they speak about sustainability trends, resiliency, and exciting new initiatives.
2020 will be a monumental year for the state of California — and no, we aren’t referring to the elections!
We’re talking about net zero energy buildings: buildings that produce as much onsite renewable energy as they consume, helping to reduce dependency on the grid and the “dirty” fossil fuels that power it.
An interview with David Jacot, P.E.
Director of Efficiency Solutions
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
What does “Net Zero for All” mean to LADWP?
At LADWP, we are committed to creating a clean energy future for Los Angeles in a manner that is fair and equitable, both economically and in terms of environmental impacts, for all of our customer sectors. As a water provider in a drought-prone area, we are equally committed to creating a sustainable water supply, expanding our local water resources, and reducing reliance on purchased water imported over long distances.
If you missed the Net Zero 2017: Energy + Water + Waste Conference on August 24th, 2017, you missed a day of thoughtful, solutions-based thinking and progressive case studies. Speakers presented on zero waste manufacturing, zero net energy facilities, and ZNE community development. The audience learned about successes, challenges, and lessons learned; if you did miss it, you can review the presentation slides here.