Three Verdical Group team members (Drew Shula, Kanika Sharma, and Sofia Siegel) have achieved Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) credentials from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). The Envision certification program is regarded as the primary framework for assessing infrastructure sustainability and the Verdical Group team is already using it on our 75 acre Harbor UCLA Medical Center campus master plan project for the County of Los Angeles.
In a recent email blast, Verdical Group announced its sponsorship of the official Greenbuild: Boston afterparty. Greenbuild is the industry’s largest event, drawing nearly 20,000 attendees. Verdical Group also released preliminary information on its upcoming Net Zero 2018 conference, announcing the event’s September 13th, 2018 date along with the release of the official conference website and sponsorship prospectus. View the entire email blast here.
VG’s Founder & Principal, Drew Shula, delivered a presentation to the Society of Marketing Professional Services – Los Angeles (SMPS-LA) at the Hathaway Dinwiddie office, located in Downtown Los Angeles. Drew covered VG’s recent Net Zero 2017 Conference (August 24th, 2017) and how to prepare, adapt, and thrive in a time of shifting codes as we move toward the State of California 2020 residential and 2030 commercial building code changes.
Verdical Group is a proud 1% for the Planet member company and our Founder & Principal, Drew Shula, appeared on a panel with 1% for the Planet California Membership Director, Liz Whiteley, at our Downtown Los Angeles office at the LA Cleantech Incubator.
Verdical Group’s Drew Shula and Sofia Siegel spoke at the Living Building Challenge Collaborative: Los Angeles’s Energy Committee unMeeting.
Verdical Group presented at USGBC-IE’s Green Business Forum on our B Corporation certification. Becoming a certified B Corporation is difficult; Verdical Group shared the rigorous standards, set by the B Laboratory, that are required to achieve this certification along with how our business plans to make a strong contribution towards a greener future.
Our recent B Corporation certification sets Verdical Group apart from your typical business and we’re glad to be in good company with 2,000+ other B Corp companies including Etsy, Method, Ben & Jerry’s, and Patagonia. Verdical Group is a for-profit company, but we don’t have a singular focus on just profit; we create value for our team, community, and the environment by maximizing the power of our business to do good. We wrote the definition of “verdical” and define it as “an upward trend in positive environmental impact”. We believe nature is our greatest teacher and work to make the built environment function and feel more like the natural environment.
Verdical Group Associate Project Manager, Martin Smith, received his “Certified Passive House Consultant” certification from the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt, Germany. Martin completed the Passive House Academy training course that took place in-person over five days at Gensler’s Downtown Los Angeles office in February 2017. The Verdical Group team is ready to implement the Passive House certification on your project.