VG’s Emily Hand Discusses the LABBC 2016 Tech Showcase

With the rapid rate at which sustainable building technologies surface into the market, how can building owners and property managers possibly know what to choose from? Where can busy engineers, facility managers, and real estate professionals get a quick download of the latest energy and water efficiency building products? The annual Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC) Building Technology Showcase is the answer to these questions and more. VG’s Project Manager Emily Hand, who planned and managed this “Real Estate & Technology Event” was asked a few questions regarding their 4th Annual Tech Showcase on August 26th.
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SoCal Edge Program



  • Program Management

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Client: Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC)
Owners: Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), United States Department of Energy (USDOE)
Years: 2015—2016

Verdical Group provided Program Management for the SoCal Edge Program, a regional initiative to accelerate investment in next-generation building technologies, leveraging DOE research to identify market-ready best-in-class solutions and match them with property owners committed to innovation.

Participating technology companies agree to provide property owners with financial incentives to pilot their technology. Owners commit to measure the results and deploy the technology at additional sites if the pilot is successful. In addition to providing strategic planning and marketing support, Verdical Group provided project management and technical support to the program’s building owners and technology companies