VG is thrilled to see that 1% for the Planet republished our original article titled “A Growing Impact — Verdical Group’s Journey to Illustrate Corporate Good” (here) on their very own “Our Stories” blog. From the recently published 1% for the Planet post: “Located in the Los Angeles Clean Tech Incubator, Verdical Group is just one of the many 1% for the Planet business members that joined us as a startup. Here they share how their environmental focus comes to life through green buildings, nonprofit partnerships, and impactful infographics.” Check out the full article on their website here!
Throughout the past year, VG’s Associate Project Manager Martin Smith has been writing and developing a LEED Pilot Credit with the U.S. Green Building Council that focuses on energy disaggregation. This pilot credit initially stemmed from his final capstone research project for the Masters in Sustainability Solutions program at Arizona State University he was enrolled in between August 2015 – August 2016. Upon entering work at Verdical Group, a USGBC member organization, Martin was able to submit the Pilot Credit proposal along with his compiled research to USGBC for potential adoption. After 10 months of back-and-forth discussions with USGBC staff and various LEED committees, and subsequent credit iterations, the Pilot Credit titled “Residential Energy Submetering and Real-time Usage Data” was published early May 2017. The Pilot Credit is available for the following rating systems: LEED for Homes, LEED for Homes Mid-Rise, LEED BD+C, and LEED O+M. Read more about this credit here and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions! For more information about energy disaggregation technology and the types of software currently available, check out Martin’s blog post here.
ASU recently featured Martin’s work in a “Success Story” cover piece on their Sustainability Connect website. Read more about how he took his final capstone project to the next level while interning and working at Verdical Group by viewing the full article here.
1% for the Planet mentioned Verdical Group in their online article titled “Our Ocean Impact: 5 Action Items.” As June 8th is World Oceans Day, we are proud to be featured in this motivational piece that asks readers to join their global movement in taking actions large and small to make a positive impact on our environment. Check out the article here.
As noted in the April 20, 2017 GB&D Magazine, “10 Things You Need to Know Today” newsletter, The U.S. Green Building Council – Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA) was awarded a 2016 County of LA Green Leadership Award for its “Road to Greenbuild” initiatives. The International Greenbuild Conference and Expo was held in L.A. for the first time in 2016, which gave USGBC-LA the opportunity to showcase environmentally sustainable buildings, educate businesses on greening their operations, and connect women leaders through the Women in Green Forum. Verdical Group’s Holly Hill and Drew Shula served on the Greenbuild 2016 LA Host Committee for which the award was given, and currently serve on the USGBC-LA Board of Directors. To read more about this award and the “Road to Greenbuild” project, check out the full GB&D article here. For more photos, you may view our Facebook album here.
One of Verdical Group’s sustainable neighbors at our downtown office, the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, has published an interview with Drew Shula. Kyle Cherrick, the interviewer, is Head of Business Development at Pick My Solar — an online marketplace where consumers can receive many bids to go solar from highly qualified and vetted solar installers. Check out the full interview here to learn more about Drew, Verdical Group’s origins, and trends in the green building industry.
Verdical Group’s Project Manager Sofia Siegel was interviewed about the benefits of green buildings by PDH Academy, a national continuing education provider for licensed design, construction, and real estate professionals. Check out the full interview here.
Verdical Group provided LEED project management and commissioning services for the world-renowned law firm Hogan Lovells. Their new office space spans across two floors of the SunAmerica building located at 1999 Avenue of the Stars in Century City, Los Angeles, California. Check out the USGBC Directory Profile here to read more about this LEED ID+C v3 Silver project.
VG is happy to see that our LEED v3 Gold Miramar College project has been published in USGBC’s Project Directory. VG provided LEED Project Management services on this project for our partner Pankow Builders. Check out how this building surpassed its initial LEED Silver target and achieved Gold certification by reading the full profile here.
We’re excited to see that two members of the VG team, Drew Shula and Emily Hand, have been included in recent Greenbuild articles. Project Manager, Emily Hand, has been quoted in these Greenbuild posts here, as well as here. Emily is helping to lead the Greenbuild LA 2016 Greening Committee, and Drew is serving as Co-Chair. See Drew pictured (top right) in another USGBC article here.
VG’s Martin Smith wrote a piece titled “How is Biomimicry Inspiring Sustainable Design” on our blog “Verdical Group Stories” that was recently reprinted on GreenBiz.com, an industry leading sustainability publication — check it out here.