VG Releases First-Ever Net Zero Conference Transparency Report

Introducing the Net Zero 2020 Transparency Report

As a B Corp and 1% for the Planet Member Company, Verdical Group seeks to transparently share our environmental and social performance.

We’re committed to making a positive impact within our community through the Net Zero Conference as the energy and momentum around the event continue to grow. In line with that goal, we are pleased to introduce the first annual Transparency Report!

 

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Recap: Highlights from NZ20

 

A NET ZERO FUTURE IS HERE

It’s been quite a year. As our Event Chair Drew Shula noted in his opening remarks, “The world has been rocked by four concurrent crisis situations this year… from the big blue marble at the planetary scale, to an innocuous-looking little ball at the molecular scale.”

Despite the challenges this year has presented, we were proud to present the Net Zero Conference virtually this year, and want to extend a huge thank you to all who attended! We are particularly thankful to all of the speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, and partners who made this event possible.

THANK YOU!

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NZ20 “Amplifying Black Voices” Panel Talks Race, Equality & Change in the Building Industry

Why is diversity such a problem in our industry, and what can we do to change that moving forward?

At this year’s Net Zero Conference, we welcomed Black leaders in the green building community to help answer that question by sharing their stories, successes, challenges, mentors, and more.

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USGBC-LA Shares Blog on LEED Zero at NZ20

We’re pleased to be partnering again with the U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA) program the upcoming Net Zero Conference on September 15-16, 2020. The virtual event will include a variety of content and case studies on LEED Zero, the USGBC’s certification for net zero energy, water, and waste buildings.

You can read the full article here.

USGBC Publishes Article on LEED Zero Content at NZ20

We’re proud to have the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) back again as a Program Partner for the virtual Net Zero Conference & Expo on September 15-16, 2020.

Corey Enck, USGBC’s Vice President of LEED Technical Development, will be joining Verdical Group at this year’s event for a workshop on the LEED Zero. His recent article speaks to the various ways that NZ20 attendees can learn more LEED Zero.  You can read the full article here.

To learn more and register for the event, visit www.netzeroconference.com.

NZ20 Featured on 1% for the Planet Blog

Our upcoming Net Zero Conference was recently highlighted on 1% for the Planet’s “Be 1% Better” blog.

The piece, “The World’s Largest Net Zero Conference goes Virtual (& Carbon Neutral),” outlines the event program and the exciting news that NZ20 will be our first carbon-neutral event.

You can read the full piece here.

Metropolis Magazine Covers NZ20 Conference

The upcoming Net Zero Conference & Expo was recently featured in the online publication of Metropolis Magazine. For 35 years, Metropolis has been the architecture and design industry’s most compelling storyteller. Their article on NZ20 discusses the history of the net zero movement, the importance of preparing the architecture and design industry for code changes, and an overview of what the event has to offer.

You can read the full piece here.

NZ20 Featured on USGBC-LA Blog

U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA) Executive Director Ben Stapleton recently wrote a blog post about the organization’s involvement in the 2020 Net Zero Conference & Expo, which will be hosted virtually on September 15 + 16, 2020.

As part of the program, USGBC-LA will be showcasing our 2020 cohort of innovative startup companies from our Net Zero Accelerator, all of which are delivering solutions to help make net zero carbon, energy, water, and waste a reality in the built environment. What better evolution of the conference than for you to witness fast pitches 17-member companies that have been selected for their strong potential to be game changers in building technologies and materials, as well as green jobs creation, and with solutions ranging from reducing carbon across emissions-intensive industries to saving buildings from wildfires to providing access to clean power anytime and anywhere. One of these companies will receive an award for their innovation during the Trailblazer Awards ceremony at the end of the event, which you won’t want to miss.

A longtime event partner, this year USGBC-LA is heavily involved in several aspects of the program, including the Net Zero Accelerator Fast Pitches (a collection of short pitches from startups on the industry); our first virtual job fair to provide all those who’ve lost their job due to COVID an opportunity to advance their career; and the closing Happy Half Hour, where Stapleton will be joined by friends to reminisce about the year over cucumber mint margaritas.

Click here to read the full article.

USGBC Publishes Article About Upcoming NZ20 Workshop

We’re proud to have the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) back again as a Program Partner for the virtual Net Zero Conference & Expo on September 15-16, 2020.

Corey Enck, USGBC’s Vice President of LEED Technical Development, will be joining Verdical Group at this year’s event for a workshop on the LEED Zero program requirements for zero carbon, energy, water, and waste certifications, exploring how LEED Zero works with LEED v4.1 credits to provide a framework for project teams to pursue net zero goals.

USGBC recently wrote an article describing their excitement about the event and sharing some specifics about the session. You can read the full article here.

To learn more and register for the event, visit www.netzeroconference.com.