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.
VG’s summer intern Paul Lee wrote a piece on our blog “Verdical Group Stories” that was recently reprinted on GreenBiz.com, an industry leading sustainability publication. Paul’s article looks at questions surrounding the future of net zero buildings and their interaction with the grid — check it out here. Verdical Group is hosting the largest Net Zero building event in the county, with over 800 registered attendees, which will be held in Downey, CA on August 19th.
A recent USGBC+ article features Verdical Group’s LEED Silver certified North Hills Wellness Center project that was completed with Pankow Builders. VG’s Founder & Principal, Drew Shula, was interviewed for the article that highlighted the team’s implementation of a LEED pilot credit for “Local Food Production.” Verdical Group assisted the team to design and install five 8’x10’ areas with orange mint, oregano, and lemon thyme in spaces that would have otherwise been non-edible landscaping. Since the Wellness Center offers education on obesity prevention and management of diabetes and nutrition, the use of fresh herbs from the garden makes sense to help drive the message home.
“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.