Verdical Group’s Marketing and Events Coordinator, Alex Spire, spoke at a recent event put on by Young Professionals in Energy in Downtown Los Angeles. The event featured a panel of professionals from municipal government and utilities who discussed the recent history and impact of natural disasters in California. Before the panel, Alex spoke about VG’s Net Zero 2018 Conference, the nation’s largest net zero building conference, to the nearly 40 attendees, delivering insights, information, and invitations.
Sofia Siegel, Project Manager at Verdical Group, was featured in USGBC-Los Angeles‘s June Newsletter. Sofia penned a reflection on USGBC-LA’s Women in Green Breakfast, an event highlighting female sustainability leaders and the “Me Too” movement. USGBC-LA’s June Newsletter can be viewed here.
Buildings.com, a leading facility management publication, featured Verdical Group and Drew Shula, Founder & Principal, in their recent article about water efficiency in LEED certifications. Water is a paramount issue in Southern California. As green building consultants, we’ve learned how to expertly handle LEED water credits. The full article and interview with Drew can be found here.
Verdical Group’s Kanika Sharma, who serves as a Co-Facilitator at the Living Building Challenge: Los Angeles Collaborative, has been authoring a series of interviews with prominent women in sustainability. Kanika recently sat down with VG’s Sustainability Manager, Emily Hand, for one such interview and to highlight Emily’s perspective as a young female professional working in Sustainability. Check out the full interview here.
VG Founder and Principal, Drew Shula, spoke at the International Living Future Institute’s (ILFI) annual Living Future unConference (LF18) in Portland, Oregon on May 4th, 2018. Drew was joined on a panel by speakers from evolveEA, Group14 Engineering, and ILFI, and discussed Verdical Group’s mission-driven business practices as a certified B Corporation.
Verdical Group served on the event planning team to produce the 17th annual USGBC-LA Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo (MGBCE). The conference, held on April 19th 2018, convened 500+ green building industry professionals with the goal of building a healthier Los Angeles. As pictured below, Verdical Group Founder & Principal, Drew Shula, served as the Event Chair and welcomed attendees from the main stage at the beginning of the conference. VG Events Coordinator, Alex Spire, served on the Planning Committee, and VG’s Kanika Sharma, Energy Analyst & Project Manager, helped curate the conference program content by participating on the Conference’s Abstract Review Committee. VG’s Sustainability Manager Emily Hand and Project Manager Sofia Siegel also attended and interfaced with attendees around Verdical Group’s exhibitor table. You can view our MGBCE 2018 Facebook Photo Album for more pictures of this fantastic leadership event — the longest running annual green building conference in Southern California.
VG Project Manager-extraordinaires, Kanika Sharma & Sofia Siegel, spoke and presented to the Living Building Challenge: Los Angeles Collaborative. Sofia & Kanika have both had an active role at the Collaborative for months and Kanika currently serves as a Facilitator. The Los Angeles Collaborative meets monthly to discuss topics like Energy, Materials, Education, and much more. Learn more by visiting the Living Building Challenge: Los Angeles Collaborative on LinkedIn.
Drew Shula, the Founder & Principal of Verdical Group, presented to a room of building industry professional at an event hosted by the American Institute of Architects: Pasadena & Foothill (AIA-PF). Drew presented an update on the state of the green building industry and highlighted VG’s project work.
Verdical Group’s Sustainability Manager, Emily Hand, presented to a full room of students at her alma mater here in Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University. Emily spoke to freshman engineering students about the importance of our work, various green building strategies, biomimicry and nature inspired design.
Sofia Siegel, Project Manager at Verdical Group, was featured in a Living Building Challenge Los Angeles Collaborative (LBC-LA) Q&A as part of an ongoing series of interviews with women leaders in sustainability. The series explores the experiences of women in sustainability and this installment was focused on Sofia’s journey; in addition to being a Project Manager at VG, Sofia serves on the Collaborative’s Steering Committee and is prominently involved with the Women in Sustainability movement. The full interview can be read here.