Happy Holidays from Verdical Group

 

Wishing you Happy Holidays from our team here at Verdical Group!

Thank you for making this year one of our best — we look forward to

working with you in 2019. 

 

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Winter Update: We’re Hiring | See Our Robin Hood Gala Video

WE’RE HIRING


Are you an inspired change maker with daylight and energy modeling experience? Apply to join our team! 

Verdial Group is seeking a qualified Energy Analyst & Associate Project Manager to support our growing Project Management team.

 

PROJECT UPDATES


 

A Visionary Client
LADWP is the nation’s largest municipal utility and a leader in the green building space. They engaged VG to conduct a study of the 21 most widely-used green building rating systems. The groundbreaking research will allow LADWP to better determine which system(s) are a fit for each of their properties.

VG was also brought on to support LADWP as they pursue WELL, LEED, Net Zero, and JUST certifications across multiple projects.


And The Winner Is…
Verdical Group provided Net Zero Consulting and a Renewable Energy Assesment for The Recording Academy’s Santa Monica Facility.

The Recording Academy has produced the GRAMMY Awards since 1958.

Their 65,000 square-foot office is targeting net zero energy performance through energy conservation measures and the installation of solar panels.

 

HIGHLIGHT | THE ROBIN HOOD GALA


Hosted annually, the Robin Hood Gala is Verdical Group’s signature event designed to support our community through thoughtful philanthropy.

This year’s Gala benefited the Skid Row Housing Trust, a 501(c)(3) organization that offers more than 1,800 homes to individuals who have experienced homelessness. Thank you to all who attended—check out the highlights from the night below.

 

TEAM UPDATES


Chloe Woodruff | Marketing Manager
Chloe has joined VG’s team as our newest member! As the Marketing team lead, she is responsible for implementing innovative marketing strategies across our brand.

Having worked as the Communications Associate at Urban Green Council, the New York affiliate of the USGBC, and as the Digital Media & Communications Associate at the Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge, Chloe comes to VG with experience in marketing, design, and the green building industry. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban & Environmental Policy from Occidental College.

 

 

 

VERDICAL GROUP NEWS


 

Beanies in hand, Verdical Group headed to Chicago in November for the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, where we co-hosted the late-night Greenbuild After Party for the fourth consecutive year. We loved catching up with old friends and making new ones—the sessions weren’t bad, either!

Read About VG x Greenbuild

 

It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day. Aggregating metrics across our projects helps our team at Verdical Group see the bigger picture—by quantifying the energy and water savings, waste diversion, and educational impact of our projects, we stay motivated and driven to do the crucial environmental work we do every day.

See How We’re Doing

 

Verdical Group’s beautiful Sunset Las Palmas project was featured in the Business section of the Los Angeles Times print edition. The greenhouse-inspired studio, which is targeting LEED BD+C v3 Gold certification, will function as an office space for the city’s creative leaders.

Read the Article

 

‘Tis the Season! Verdical Group was thrilled to attend the Young Professionals in Energy, Johnson Fain, AC Martin, Passive House, and Living Building Challenge LA Holiday Parties and USGBC LA’s Green Gala. Wonderful people, great conversation, and beautiful (green!) decorations—well done all around! Thank you to our clients for a wonderful 2018, we look forward to seeing you next year. 

 

 

 

 

 

VG x Greenbuild: 4th Annual After Party

The VG team is looking forward to the world’s largest annual green building conference, Greenbuild, coming up this week in Chicago.

Our team will be in attendance throughout the conference—please say hello!


 

You’re Invited to VG’s Greenbuild Party


For the fourth consecutive year, we’re co-hosting the late night Greenbuild After Party!

You’ll need a hard copy ticket to get in — find a VG team member at Greenbuild and we will hook you up! Can’t find us? Email us.

When?
Thursday, November 15th, 2018
9:30 p.m. — 2:00 a.m.

Where?
The House of Blues
329 N Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60654

 

VG Company Video Released — Produced by 4Square Films

Who are we and what do we stand for? These are the fundamental questions we explore in this brief “about us” video. We’re a proud B Corporation using business as a force for good, and optimizing built environment projects to make a positive impact on the natural environment. The video is directed by Helen Ma and produced by our friends at 4Square Films, a premium production company based in Los Angeles. Read more

VG’S KANIKA SHARMA INTERVIEWS DOMINIQUE HARGREAVES FOR LBC-LA: WOMEN IN SUSTAINABILITY

VG Project Manager & Energy Analyst Kanika Sharma sat down with Dominique Hargreaves as part of a series of interviews with prominent women in sustainability on behalf of the Living Building Challenge: Los Angeles Collaborative (LBC-LA). Dominique, the former Executive Director of the U.S. Green Building Council – Los Angeles Chapter, spoke with Kanika about some of the challenges, inspirations, and motivators that she has encountered as a leader in the local Los Angeles market. Check out Dominique’s full interview here.

Hailyn Chun Interview For LBC-LA: Women in Sustainability

Hailyn Chun, Verdical Group’s Operations Mastermind, was interviewed by the Living Building Challenge: Los Angeles Collaborative (LBC-LA) as part of a series of interviews with prominent women in sustainability. Kanika Sharma, VG Project Manager & Energy Analyst, has been penning this series for LBC-LA.   Kanika recently sat down with Hailyn for an interview highlighting Hailyn’s contributions, stories, and goals as a young female professional working in Sustainability. Check out Hailyn’s full interview here.

Alex Spire, VG Marketing & Events Coordinator, Speaks at YPE

Verdical Group’s Marketing and Events Coordinator, Alex Spire, spoke at a recent event put on by Young Professionals in Energy in Downtown Los Angeles. The event featured a panel of professionals from municipal government and utilities who discussed the recent history and impact of natural disasters in California. Before the panel, Alex spoke about VG’s Net Zero 2018 Conference, the nation’s largest net zero building conference, to the nearly 40 attendees, delivering insights, information, and invitations.

Sofia Siegel Featured in USGBC-LA June Newsletter

Sofia Siegel, Project Manager at Verdical Group, was featured in USGBC-Los Angeles‘s June Newsletter.  Sofia penned a reflection on USGBC-LA’s Women in Green Breakfast, an event highlighting female sustainability leaders and the “Me Too” movement.  USGBC-LA’s June Newsletter can be viewed here.

Buildings.com Article Featuring Drew Shula on Water Efficiency

Buildings.com, a leading facility management publication, featured Verdical Group and Drew Shula, Founder & Principal, in their recent article about water efficiency in LEED certifications. Water is a paramount issue in Southern California. As green building consultants, we’ve learned how to expertly handle LEED water credits. The full article and interview with Drew can be found here.