Verdical Group’s Impact Metrics: One Year Later

Even if a goal may seem long-term or vague, motivation is more easily maintained when tangible, solid numbers can quantify your efforts.  Metrics help our team at Verdical Group see the bigger picture, and they demonstrate that the time and effort necessary to build structures to the highest sustainable design standards can guarantee environmental and financial benefits for decades to come.  Our Verdical Group Impact Metrics show just how big those benefits can be — particularly when you look holistically at our many completed and ongoing projects.  Metrics like these are integral to the broader sustainability movement. Read more

Building a Net Zero Future: Interview with LADWP’s David Jacot

An interview with David Jacot, P.E.
Director of Efficiency Solutions
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power 

What does “Net Zero for All” mean to LADWP?

At LADWP, we are committed to creating a clean energy future for Los Angeles in a manner that is fair and equitable, both economically and in terms of environmental impacts, for all of our customer sectors. As a water provider in a drought-prone area, we are equally committed to creating a sustainable water supply, expanding our local water resources, and reducing reliance on purchased water imported over long distances. Read more

Verdical Group’s Biggest Net Zero Conference Yet!

The time has come for Verdical Group’s 5th annual Net Zero Conference! Join our team, along with USGBC National, ILFI (International Living Future Institute), and other major players in the net zero realm for three days of workshops, tours, and sessions with the world’s foremost thought leaders.

Housed in the Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute (NZP-ETI), the NZ18 Conference will take place from September 12th through 14th. The venue itself is an exemplary model for energy conservation measures as it maintains net-positive energy use through improvements to its HVAC/building envelope, plug loads, service hot water, and lighting.

The nation’s largest net zero building conference, we’ll have over 75 exhibitors, along with 80+ speakers delivering insightful case studies and presentations.  Keynote speakers include Mahesh Ramanujam (President & CEO, USGBC), Jason F. McLennan (CEO, McLennan Design), and California State Senator Kevin de León.  Several other key players at USBGC, such as Director of Market Transformation & Development and TRUE Stephanie Barger, Director of Code Technical Development Wes Sullens, and LEED Project Manger Emma Hughes, will be speaking as well.

And, don’t miss the Robin Hood Gala, the official gala of the NZ18 Conference, on September 12!  This event benefits the Skid Row Housing Trust in its mission to provide permanent supportive housing for the nearly 60,000 homeless in Los Angeles.  Stay tuned for more announcements around our 2019 event!

Are you ready for the VG Wellness Challenge? Lessons in health!

Welcome to Week 2 of the VG Wellness Challenge: Eat only vegetarian food!

If you’re just joining us now, read up on our Week 1 experience to see how we stayed on track to complete the Drinking Water Challenge.

The Verdical Group team and a few of our friends at LACI decided to challenge ourselves by taking one different wellness activity each week for five full weeks. Our first challenge for the week of Aug 6-12 was to meet our drinking water quantity targets as recommended by the U.S Institute of Medicine. The Institute recommends that women consume approximately 2.7 L (90 oz) and men 3.7 L (125 oz) of water per day. While these targets may seem pretty high for some, keep in mind that this is the amount of water consumed from multiple sources including drinking water, other beverages, and food (no, alcohol doesn’t count ;D). Read more