VG Fall Newsletter:
New Team Members & Greenbuild

September 8th, 2016,

The VG Fall newsletter is packed with great content, including: new team members, particularly our Director of Sustainability Holly Hill, Greenbuild updates and free expo passes, a Net Zero 2016 Conference recap, and much more. The full newsletter is accessible here, so be sure to check it out!

Net Zero 2016 Conference
Featured in GB&D Magazine

August 31st, 2016,

VG’s Net Zero 2016 Conference was featured in an exclusive article for Green Building and Design Magazine. “The 3rd Annual Net Zero Conference, hosted August 19th, 2016 at Southern California Gas’s Energy Resource Center, assembled a high level group of built environment professionals around the application of net zero design techniques and applied strategies.” Be sure to read the rest here!

Net Zero 2016 —
Video, Photos & More

September 1st, 2016,

Verdical Group’s latest e-newsletter blast, published on September 1st, 2016, includes a full recap of our Net Zero 2016 Conference. Within this e-blast, we have included a top-notch 2-minute highlight video, press articles, conference photos, and even a link to the master slideshow from the event, which includes every speakers’ presentation. Check it out here!

Miramar College Building
Published in
USGBC Directory

August 26, 2016

VG is happy to see that our LEED v3 Gold Miramar College project has been published in USGBC’s Project Directory. VG provided LEED Project Management services on this project for our partner Pankow Builders. Check out how this building surpassed its initial LEED Silver target and achieved Gold certification by reading the full profile here.

Greenbuild Articles Mention VG’s Host Committee Work

August 17th, 2016,

We’re excited to see that two members of the VG team, Drew Shula and Emily Hand, have been included in recent Greenbuild articles. Project Manager, Emily Hand, has been quoted in these Greenbuild posts here, as well as here. Emily is helping to lead the Greenbuild LA 2016 Greening Committee, and Drew is serving as Co-Chair. See Drew pictured (top right) in another USGBC article here.

GreenBiz Published VG’s Biomimicry Article

Pequeña cafetería en la antigua cigarrera de Alicante.

August 10th, 2016,

VG’s Martin Smith wrote a piece titled “How is Biomimicry Inspiring Sustainable Design” on our blog “Verdical Group Stories” that was recently reprinted on, an industry leading sustainability publication — check it out here.

GreenBiz reprinted VG’s Net Zero Article

August 8th, 2016,

VG’s summer intern Paul Lee wrote a piece on our blog “Verdical Group Stories” that was recently reprinted on, an industry leading sustainability publication. Paul’s article looks at questions surrounding the future of net zero buildings and their interaction with the grid — check it out here. Verdical Group is hosting the largest Net Zero building event in the county, with over 800 registered attendees, which will be held in Downey, CA on August 19th.

VG Featured in USGBC+ Article

August 4th, 2016,

A recent USGBC+ article features Verdical Group’s LEED Silver certified North Hills Wellness Center project that was completed with Pankow Builders. VG’s Founder & Principal, Drew Shula, was interviewed for the article that highlighted the team’s implementation of a LEED pilot credit for “Local Food Production.” Verdical Group assisted the team to design and install five 8’x10’ areas with orange mint, oregano, and lemon thyme in spaces that would have otherwise been non-edible landscaping. Since the Wellness Center offers education on obesity prevention and management of diabetes and nutrition, the use of fresh herbs from the garden makes sense to help drive the message home.