Affordable Housing: Clarity Behind the Complex

To begin to understand the issues at hand regarding housing, one must first look at the very nature of its market and organization. Similar to a doughnut, it consists of an outer ring —  which encompasses government-backed housing programs/projects for low income individuals/families — and an inner ring — featuring resources for middle class individuals who can’t afford shelter due to being “priced out” of the market, along with a variety of other hindrances. Read more

Verdical Group’s Biggest Net Zero Conference Yet!

The time has come for Verdical Group’s 5th annual Net Zero Conference 2018! Join us along with USGBC National (United States Green Building Council), ILFI (International Living Future Institute), and other major players in the net zero realm for workshops, tours, sessions with the world’s foremost thought leaders, and more!

Housed in the Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute (NZP-ETI), this conference will take place over the course of 3 days – from September 12th through the 14th. The venue itself is an exemplary model for energy conservation measures as it maintains net-positive energy use through improvements in HVAC/building envelope, plug loads, service hot water, and lighting (Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute, 2018).

The Net Zero conference is the nation’s largest net zero building conference.  We’ll have over 75 exhibitors, along with 80+ speakers to deliver 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.

Make sure to join us for the Robin Hood Gala, the official gala of the Net Zero 2018 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!

CALGreen: An Introduction

Sustainability is best defined as creating and maintaining the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations  (Environmental Protection Agency , 2016). As the population grows, housing demand will follow suit; this concept has new life into many industries and their respective markets. Read more