VG’s Martin Smith published an article on GreenBiz.com that covers five companies leading the way in the net zero building world — check it out here. Among the companies covered is Solatube, a Net Zero 2016 Conference sponsor.
“Could imitating nature help us survive climate change? That was the question asked by Biomimicry 2016: The Road to Resiliency, a March 2016 conference held in Irwindale, California and organized by Verdical Group. After all, nature has millions of years on us when it comes to creating systems that conserve or even produce energy and clean water. The conference combined two threads of recent discourse in green building: biomimicry, or turning to nature for solutions to design problems, and resilient design, or ensuring that our buildings and cities can not only survive but thrive in the face of growing threats from extreme weather events.” Read full article on www.buildinggreen.com.
“Biomimicry 2016: The Road to Resiliency” was a half-day conference that took place in California on March 11th of this year. Arranged by Verdical Group, a firm of LEED consultants based in Los Angeles, the conference was a series of TED-style presentations and panel discussions that brought together thought leaders in the field of biomimicry, those who grew up in nature, and those who look into the nature for solutions to challenging issues they are facing in design.” Read the full article at www.hksinc.com.
A bridge between biology and design, leading industry experts gathered to look for sustainability already existing in the world. As the need for environmentally friendly buildings as well as cost friendly design rises with global temperatures, one group of industry professionals is using disruptive thinking to accommodate. Verdical Group, a full service green building consulting firm based out of Los Angeles, California, hosted the inaugural Biomimicry Conference—titled “Road to Resiliency”. Read the full article on gbdmagazine.com.
Biomimicry is a systems-based approach to innovation and design that looks to the past. Specifically, the 3.8 billion years of research and development that nature has completed through the ages. For the host of global sustainability issues humanity faces – the changing climate, inadequate access to fresh water, and diminishing natural resources – nature is a lean guide to drive positive change. This was the framework for the Biomimicry 2016 Conference, hosted by Verdical Group on March 11, 2016 in Irwindale, CA. Read the full article on www.formmag.net.
Check out Biomimicry 3.8’s blog post on VG’s upcoming Biomimicry Conference which will include a presentation from Jamie Dwyer, Principal at Biomimicry 3.8, and will detail and discuss three benefits of bringing biomimicry to the built environment.
Check out the USGBC National profile on our LEED BD+C v3 Silver certified project, Arcadia Mental Health Center, for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. View full project profile on USGBC.org
Verdical Group’s recent Net Zero Energy Building Conference (NZEB-C2) was featured in a great write-up in Urban Land Magazine. The article discusses net zero energy building case studies and strategies that were presented at the Conference. Read the full article on urbanland.uli.org.
Check out the USGBC National profile on our LEED ID+C v3 Gold certified project for GE. View full project profile on USGBC.org.
Verdical Group Founder + Principal, Drew Shula, was interviewed by “CLAVE!,” the largest real estate publication in Ecuador. The article discusses biomimicry, living buildings, and Verdical Group’s LEED Gold certified project for General Electric located in Downtown Los Angeles. Read full article in Spanish on Clave.com, and read English translation here.