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Who We Are

Verdical. n. an upward trend in positive environmental impact

  • Office Locations in Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA
  • Full service green building consulting firm: LEED, Living Building Challenge, WELL, Commissioning (Cx), Energy Modeling, and Program Management
  • Expert consulting and high quality work product at a competitive price
  • We develop long term relationships with our clients
  • Our Name: “Verdical” comes from “verd” the Latin root of “green,” and plays on the word “vertical”
  • Experience on 200+ LEED projects
  • Fully Insured
  • Our team designations include: LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, CxA, Assoc. AIA, PE, GGP, CPA, WELL AP, Fitwel Ambassador, ENV SP, Living Building Challenge Ambassador
  • Team of 6 full time employees and 6 contract staff
  • Certified Small Business: California Department of General Services, County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles
  • City of Los Angeles certifications: Certified Social Enterprise, Certified Local Business Enterprise, and Certified Green Business
  • Certified B Corporation, and a 1% for the Planet Member Company: we walk the talk by donating 1% of our annual sales, not just profits, to environmental non-profit organizations
  • 10% Service Discount for projects located in developing countries (as defined by the IMF World Economic Outlook Report), and to other 1% for the Planet Member Companies
  • Founded in a California garage in 2012

 

 

VG CULTURE

 

OUR PARTNERS

 

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Team

Drew Shula, <br>Founder & Principal</br>
Sofia Siegel,<br />Project Manager
Kanika Sharma, <br> Energy Analyst & Senior Project Manager
Emily Hand,<br>Sustainability Manager</br>
Alex Spire,<br />Partnerships & Events Manager
Hailyn Chun,<br />Operations Manager
Chloe Woodruff,<br>Marketing Manager</br>
Mahnaz Garcia,<br>Director of<br> Accounting
Frank Hooks,<br />Commissioning<br />Specialist

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DATES:

September 2019

LOCATION:

TBA

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Services

Verdical Group is a full service green building consulting firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California. We provide our clients with expert LEED consultant services and accept projects anywhere in the world. Call us to discuss the specifics of your project – we’re happy to serve as a resource for you.

  • CERTIFICATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • COMMISSIONING (Cx)
  • ENERGY & DAYLIGHT MODELING
  • PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
  • SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTING
  • EVENT PRODUCTION
  • NET ZERO CONSULTING

CERTIFICATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT

No matter what green building rating system you’re interested in pursuing, our project managers have you covered — LEED, Living Building Challenge, WELL, CALGreen Tier 1 and Tier 2, Envision, Green Globes, GreenPoint Rated, BREEAM, SITES, Passive House. We have the deep expertise required to maximize the performance of your building through the rating system you elect to pursue.

LEED: VG has deep experience managing LEED projects in all rating systems including: BD+C (new construction / core and shell), ID+C (commercial interiors for tenant improvement projects), and O+M (existing buildings). We have LEED v2, v3 and v4 project experience gained through the years, on a wide array of building types for world class clients including: Cisco, General Electric, JLL, Johnson & Johnson, Ramada Inn, and Seagate. We even helped write the LEED v4 reference guide. All our staff hold LEED credentials and provide expert guidance on the ever-changing LEED requirements. Learn more about the LEED services we offer by going here.

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Living Building Challenge: VG has extensive project experience with the ultra-progressive Living Building Challenge rating system that requires net positive energy performance. Our firm Principal has been a member of the Living Building Challenge LA Collaborative Steering Committee since 2013, and has attended the Living Future unConference multiple times, while multiple VG team members serve in leadership roles on the Energy Committee of the Living Building Challenge Los Angeles Collaborative.

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– WELL: The VG team has multiple WELL AP’s on staff and experience with the WELL Building Standard and conducting WELL Assessments.

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– CALGreen: CALGreen Code informs green building statewide and either directly or indirectly effects touches many of these projects. VG has worked intimately with CALGreen and we’re ready to help you dive in, too.

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– Envision: The Envision rating system serves to help tackle large-scale infrastructure and sustainability projects. VG has done lots of Envision work on our Harbor-UCLA project, where we’re working with the Los Angeles County Departments of Public Works and Public Health to prepare this 100-acre medical campus for it’s role as the official hospital of the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

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COMMISSIONING (Cx)

Whether you’re completing building commissioning for CALGreen code compliance, or LEED requirements, Verdical Group’s expert team of certified Commissioning Agents can help. We take a collaborative approach to the commissioning process with the goal of delivering a high performing and efficient building to the building Owner. Our commissioning clients include: the County of Los Angeles, Abbot Construction, H. Hendy & Associates, and JLL.

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ENERGY & DAYLIGHT MODELING

Energy Modeling: Modeling building energy performance is an important tool when iterating a high performance building design. The Verdical Group team has deep energy modeling experience that allows us to efficiently deliver modeled performance throughout the design process, ensuring the team’s energy performance goals are achieved. Our energy modeling clients include: PBK Architects, Colorado Creative Studios, and JLL.

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– Daylight Modeling: Daylight is an integral part of any design conversation. We’ve helped clients improve their energy performance, worker satisfaction, and general productivity by delivering daylighting models that help people and planet alike.

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PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

Verdical Group manages high profile, utility funded programs that deliver market transforming results in the energy and water efficiency space. Verdical Group program management clients include the Department of Energy (DOE), LA Better Buildings Challenge program, and Architecture 2030.

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SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTING & MASTER PLANNING

Sustainability Consulting: The Verdical Group team of sustainability consultants take on corporate sustainability and reporting engagements such as corporate sustainability program management, net zero waste programs, net zero energy and net zero water assessments, and research projects. Our sustainability consulting clients include ANEW Foundation, A Community of Friends (ACOF), the Green Building Initiative, and the Pankow BLUE internal sustainability program.

– Master Planning: No matter the scope of your project, Verdical Group can help you develop a Master Plan that will work for your project from start to finish. We’re working on upgrading the 100-acre Harbor-UCLA Medical Campus in Torrance, CA to help meet ambitious sustainability goals and prepare the facility to meet any demands it may face as the official hospital of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games.

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EVENT PRODUCTION

Go big or go home. Verdical Group produces the nation’s largest Net Zero Conference dedicated to net zero energy, water and waste building design each year. VG has also produced several of the largest SoCal green building events including USGBC-LA’s Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo (MGBCE), the LA Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC) Technology Showcase, the LABBC Innovation Awards, our own Biomimicry Conference, and the semi-annual Emerging Technologies (E.T.) Summits. Our events attract 700+ building industry attendees to hear thought leaders discuss the cutting edge of green building design, construction, and technology.

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NET ZERO CONSULTING

Verdical Group’s team are experts at helping you meet your net zero goals.  Whether it’s energy, water, or waste, we can handle it.  We even have experience working with energy leaders on their own projects, like the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ (IBEW) Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute.  With the 2020 and 2030 code changes looming over California, Verdical Group is proud to be leading the charge towards a net zero future.

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OUR EXPERTISE

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

We efficiently manage projects and teams while always connecting our day-to-day work back to the bigger picture – completing projects that have a positive environmental impact.

BIOMIMICRY

We believe that nature is our greatest teacher, having adapted to changing conditions for 3.8 billion years. That’s a lot of R&D, and why we study nature to inform our design decisions.

LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE

The Living Building Challenge rating system is reserved for a select few ultra-high performing, beyond LEED Platinum projects, that achieve both net zero energy and net zero water performance.

 

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SELECTED CLIENTS

 

Selected client logos: Cisco, Edison, Ramada, and others
 

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