Since Verdical Group’s inception in 2012, our company has been a leading provider of LEED certification services. It’s our job to enhance the environmental performance of every project we touch. We love the great outdoors, so we love making a positive environmental impact on our projects! VG projects use less energy, less water, and create less waste than conventional projects. We get to feel good about our contributions to the world every day. We wanted to find out exactly how much of an impact we’ve had since the beginning, so we went through a rigorous process to compile our project data to share in an infographic highlighting our Verdical impact. We’re floored by the results and hope you are too. Please take a minute to sit with these numbers and think about the positive impact our team has made on the world.
The “Verdical Impact” infographic project began with a VG team brainstorming session. We answered questions regarding specific metrics to track, data organization, and how this data would be translated and represented on the infographic. The session also involved looking at where this data would be retrieved from and the units it would be calculated in. In the end, the team settled on four metrics to represent VG’s positive impact: energy, water, waste, and education. Following this kickoff meeting, an Excel spreadsheet was created with separate tabs for each metric ensuring data was accurately calculated. Data for the energy, water, and waste metrics were retrieved from VG’s LEED Online project database. For education, we used our separately tracked Excel sheets that show which presentations team members give (with respective audience numbers), and which conferences team members produce and plan (with respective attendee numbers).
We’ll continue to track our project data and impact to share with our readers, clients and partners annually. Putting numbers to our performance allows us to see the fruits of our labor and inspires us to keep pushing forward. We hope it inspires your organization as well. Let’s keep going “verdical” together.