18th Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo

The Verdical Group team was thrilled to attend the US Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA)’s 18th annual Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo (MGBCE) event, hosted on April 18th at the SoCalGas Energy Resource Center in Los Angeles.

MGBCE is one of the largest annual green building events in SoCal, with over 500 attendees, 20 exhibitors and 85 speakers present annually — a few speaker highlights from this year included longtime friends of VG Ben Stapleton (recently brought on as Executive Director of USGBC-LA), Eric Corey Freed (Sustainability “Disruptor” at Morrison Hershfield), and conference Co-Chairs Ruby Rose Yepez (net zero guru and NZ19 partner at Southern California Edison) and Edmund Novy (fellow USGBC-LA Board Member, along with our Founder, Drew Shula).

That’s not to say these were the only highlights. Verdical Group has attended, exhibited at, and/or produced the annual Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo (MGBCE) for more than a decade, and we can say with confidence that this year was one of the conference’s best. We were particularly enthusiastic about the launch of USGBC-LA’s Net Zero Accelerator, a pilot program that we look forward to aligning with our Net Zero Conference, and the appointment of former VG Director of Sustainability Holly Hill as Chair of the USGBC-LA Board. Keynotes Chuck Kutscher (former NREL Director), Christine Harada (former Federal Chief Sustainability Officer for the Obama Administration), and Freed were insightful, inspiring, and full of (nerdy) green building jokes.

Congrats to USGBC-LA on another incredible event! As you can see, team VG really enjoyed ourselves:

The Perlita Passive House Journey Part III: Green Building Certification

Part III:  Perlita House Green Building Certification

While we’re out here trying to beat the heat, construction on the Perlita Passive House continues on schedule. By now you’re familiar with the Perlita Passive House design process (and if not, you can read Part 1 and Part 2 to catch up) and have read that Verdical Group is leading the charge on the Project’s Living Building Challenge (LBC) Energy Petal Certification. But what does that really mean? Read more

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Our recent B Corporation certification sets Verdical Group apart from your typical business and we’re glad to be in good company with 2,000+ other B Corp companies including Etsy, Method, Ben & Jerry’s, and Patagonia.  Verdical Group is a for-profit company, but we don’t have a singular focus on just profit; we create value for our team, community, and the environment by maximizing the power of our business to do good.  We wrote the definition of “verdical” and define it as “an upward trend in positive environmental impact”.  We believe nature is our greatest teacher and work to make the built environment function and feel more like the natural environment. Read more

Q4 Firm Updates

The Verdical Group quarterly newsletter was just published and its packed with the latest company updates. Our new Living Building Challenge project is highlighted, some of our recently completed LEED projects are discussed, and two VG team members, Holly and Drew, are recognized as recent award-winners! Check out the full newsletter here.

15th Annual Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo

Verdical Group is proud to have partnered with USGBC-LA to deliver another great event. Verdical Group was an exhibitor sponsor and VG Founder & Principal, Drew Shula, served as Event Chair for the 15th Annual Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo (MGBCE) and spoke in Main Hall to kickoff the event. VG Marketing & Operations Associate, Brittany Saulsbury, also served on the MGBCE Planning Committee and built the webpage for the conference. MGBCE is the largest annual green building event in SoCal and had 600+ attendees, 20 exhibitors and 85 speakers this year. Check out photos from the event here.

ANEW and Verdical Group: Partnering to Do What’s Right With What’s Left

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ANEW has bolstered non-profit organizations and transformed lives since 2005, doing so with a number of corporate client partners. Since 2014 ANEW has worked closely with Verdical Group, a full service green building consulting firm based in Los Angeles. Verdical Group provides ANEW with project management and LEED services nationally, covering projects that range in size from a few chairs and desks delivered to a local non-profit, to multi-phase multi-million pound diversion projects that span more than two years. Read more