Verdical Group’s Net Zero 2017 Conference was held on August 24th, 2017 in Commerce, CA at IBEW-NECA’s Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute. The facility, a net zero plus building, housed the nearly 700 attendees during Net Zero 2017 and our IBEW-NECA hosts released a post-conference newsletter following the event. The newsletter includes photos, detailed descriptions outlining the day’s events, insights from the IBEW-NECA team, and much more. View IBEW-NECA’s full September newsletter here.
Verdical Group’s Net Zero 2017 Conference was the biggest and best yet. Among the nearly 700 attendees at the nation’s largest net zero building conference, were staff from BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) of the Greater Los Angeles Area. This BOMA article highlights morning keynote speaker Senator Kevin De León, and the IBEW-NECA Net Zero Plus facility where the conference was hosted. The full story can be read here.
Spray Foam Magazine featured Verdical Group’s upcoming Net Zero 2017 Conference in their recently printed Fall 2017 issue with a two-page spread. Founded in 1987, Spray Foam Magazine is the collective voice of the spray foam industry. Spray Foam Magazine develops tools designed to educate and influence the construction industry with the positive benefits of spray foam roofing, insulation, coatings, and specialty installations.
Verdical Group’s Sofia Siegel is now featured on USGBC-LA’s blog for her piece on the Net Zero 2017 Conference. USGBC-LA is the leading green building non-profit organization in Southern California and are working to realize a mission of market transformation in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. Verdical Group’s Net Zero Conference aligns with USGBC-LA’s important, industry-transforming work and we are proud to be featured with this post. Read the blog post here.
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.