Google Charleston East


  • Living Building Challenge Materials Petal Documentation Support

Location: Mountain View, CA
Area: 975,424 square feet
Client/Owner: KBM Hogue / Google
Building Type: Commercial Office

Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and nearly 1 million square feet, Google’s Mountain View, CA campus is pursuing Living Building Challenge (LBC) Materials, Beauty, and Place Petal Certification. Verdical Group is providing LBC Materials Petal documentation by coordinating with furniture dealer KBM Hogue to ensure furniture materials information is captured to meet LBC Materials Petal requirements, including securing Declare labels and confirming the products are free of red list chemicals.

For more information, see the coverage of this project in Business Insider and Architect Magazine.

Photos courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group

Harbor UCLA Medical Center


  • Sustainable Master Plan Consulting:
    • LEED
    • Envision
    • WELL
    • Living Building Challenge
    • SITES
    • Net Zero

Location: Torrance, CA
Area: 75 acre campus
Client: RBB Architects
Owners: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Building Type: Master Plan / Healthcare
Description: Verdical Group is part of the master planning team with RBB Architects for this 15-year master planning project schedule (2017–2031). The revitalized Harbor UCLA Medical Center campus will be the hospital used for the 2028 Olympics games in Los Angeles.


Liberty High School Agriculture Building


  • Living Building Challenge Feasibility Assessment
  • LEED for Schools (v4 Feasibility Assessment)

Location: Madera, CA
Area: 30,000 square feet
Client: Ruhnau Ruhnau Clarke Architects
Owner: Golden Valley Unified School District
Building Type: Education K-12

Verdical Group completed LEED v4 for Schools and Living Building Challenge Feasibility Assessment Studies for the Liberty High School Agricultural Center project. All prerequisites were reviewed in detail to evaluate any barriers that may exist to the certification of the 30,000-square-foot project.

Perlita Passive House

Photos courtesy of Lawrence Anderson.


  • Living Building Challenge Project Management (Petal Certified): Energy, Beauty, and Health Petals

Location: Atwater Village, Los Angeles, CA
Area: 2,000 square feet
Client/Owner: Xavier Gaucher | View Xavier’s Perlita Passive House blog here.
Building Type: Single Family Residential

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There are fewer than 500 emerging net zero projects in the country (per the New Buildings Institute tracking) and we are proud to be the lead consultant on the nation’s third Passive House and Living Building Challenge Petal Certification project. It is also the 1st Energy Petal-certified project in California, the 9th Energy Petal-certified project ever, and the 18th ILFI-certified project in California.

Located in Atwater Village in Los Angeles, CA, the Perlita Passive House project is a net positive building – producing more energy than it consumes annually. The project includes solar panels and Tesla Powerwall battery storage. Verdical Group completed Living Building Challenge Petal Certification project management for this first-of-its-kind project, which won the USGBC-LA Sustainable Innovation Honor Award in the Energy Category in 2019.