New Verdical Group Company Video Released, Directed & Produced by 4Square Films

Verdical Group is a proud B Corporation and we have been pleased to see that using business as a force for good can attract like-minded individuals; Helen Ma is the Director and Co-Founder of 4Square Films, a premium production company based out of Los Angeles.  VG had the good fortune to meet Helen as she was seeking out B Corporations to spotlight in an upcoming project and we’re thrilled to present the fruits of our labor together.  Check out our newest VG video, directed and produced by Helen Ma + 4Square Films. Read more


VG Project Manager & Energy Analyst, Kanika Sharma, on behalf of the Living Building Challenge: Los Angeles Collaborative (LBC-LA), sat down with Dominique Hargreaves as part of a series of interviews with prominent women in sustainability. Dominique, the former Executive Director of the U.S. Green Building Council – Los Angeles Chapter, spoke with Kanika about some of the challenges, inspirations, and motivators that she has encountered as a leader in the local Los Angeles market. Check out Dominique’s full interview here.

Hailyn Chun Interview For LBC-LA: Women in Sustainability

Hailyn Chun, Verdical Group’s Operations Mastermind, was interviewed by the Living Building Challenge: Los Angeles Collaborative (LBC-LA) as part of a series of interviews with prominent women in sustainability. Kanika Sharma, VG Project Manager & Energy Analyst, has been penning this series for LBC-LA.   Kanika recently sat down with Hailyn for an interview highlighting Hailyn’s contributions, stories, and goals as a young female professional working in Sustainability. Check out Hailyn’s full interview here.

Alex Spire, VG Marketing & Events Coordinator, Speaks at YPE

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 Featured in USGBC-LA June Newsletter

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. Article Featuring Drew Shula on Water Efficiency, 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.

Emily Hand Interviewed by Kanika Sharma for LBC-LA: Women in Sustainability

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.

Drew Shula speaks at Living Future 2018 unConference

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. Read more

VG Leadership at USGBC-LA MGBCE Conference

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.