NZ18 Speaker Lineup Announced!

Verdical Group’s fifth annual Net Zero Conference announced via email blast an extensive lineup of the 70+ speakers that will be presenting on stage at the conference on September 12th, 13th, & 14th, 2018. World renown speakers from firms like Hathaway Dinwiddie, Southern California Edison, Uber, Google, Integral Group, and many others will be delivering insights into the industry’s most cutting edge practices. The full email blast contains other conference details as well and can be viewed here in its entirety.

Emily Hand Interviewed by Kanika Sharma for LBC-LA: Women in Sustainability

Verdical Group’s Kanika Sharma, who serves as a Co-Facilitator at the Living Building Challenge: Los Angeles Collaborative, has been authoring a series of interviews with prominent women in sustainability. Kanika recently sat down with VG’s Sustainability Manager, Emily Hand, for one such interview and to highlight Emily’s perspective as a young female professional working in Sustainability. Check out the full interview here.

Verdical Group highlighted as net zero leaders in SBC Magazine

SBC Magazine recently published a case study of ZNE in California that portrays VG as a leader in the net zero space. SBC Magazine discusses VG’s years of educating the building industry with the Net Zero Conference, the nation’s largest net zero building conference as well as VG’s extensive expertise on the subject as demonstrated by Founder & Principal Drew Shula’s interview in the article. You can read the full article here.

NZ18 Workshops Announced: ILFI, NBI, USGBC & More!

Verdical Group’s fifth annual Net Zero Conference announced an extensive lineup of 9 workshops that will take place on September 12th and 14th, 2018 around the conference in a recent email blast. Prestigious industry-leading organizations like the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), International Living Future Institute (ILFI), New Buildings Institute (NBI), and others have partnered with the Net Zero 2018 Conference to create two full days of workshop content on a broad range of subjects from biomimicry to resilience to zero waste. The full email blast contains other conference details as well and can be viewed here in its entirety.

Drew Shula speaks at Living Future 2018 unConference

VG Founder and Principal, Drew Shula, spoke at the International Living Future Institute’s (ILFI) annual Living Future unConference (LF18) in Portland, Oregon on May 4th, 2018. Drew was joined on a panel by speakers from evolveEA, Group14 Engineering, and ILFI, and discussed Verdical Group’s mission-driven business practices as a certified B Corporation. Read more

Net Zero Conference takes Front Page in Energy Design Update

Wolters Kluwer’s latest Energy Design Update newsletter features Verdical Group’s Net Zero Conference and insights into the ZNE movement from Founder & Principal Drew Shula.  The article, entitled “2020 is Around the Corner. How Close is California to Meeting its Net Zero Energy Goals?” explores California’s readiness to meet upcoming ZNE design, construction, and operation mandates that are scheduled to go into effect in 2020.  Check out the full PDF of the article here.

VG Leadership at USGBC-LA MGBCE Conference

Verdical Group served on the event planning team to produce the 17th annual USGBC-LA Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo (MGBCE). The conference, held on April 19th 2018, convened 500+ green building industry professionals with the goal of building a healthier Los Angeles. As pictured below, Verdical Group Founder & Principal, Drew Shula, served as the Event Chair and welcomed attendees from the main stage at the beginning of the conference. VG Events Coordinator, Alex Spire, served on the Planning Committee, and VG’s Kanika Sharma, Energy Analyst & Project Manager, helped curate the conference program content by participating on the Conference’s Abstract Review Committee. VG’s Sustainability Manager Emily Hand and Project Manager Sofia Siegel also attended and interfaced with attendees around Verdical Group’s exhibitor table. You can view our MGBCE 2018 Facebook Photo Album for more pictures of this fantastic leadership event — the longest running annual green building conference in Southern California.





VG’s Net Zero Conference leads the ZNE Movement in ProudGreenHome Spotlight

VG’s annual Net Zero Conferences and Founder & Principal, Drew Shula, were featured in a recent article published by ProudGreenHome.  The article presents a case study of the Jacobson House, a Zero Net Energy (ZNE) single family residential project in Northern California, and focuses on the growing ZNE movement. ProudGreenHome also highlighted VG’s annual Net Zero Conferences as the nation’s premier and largest annual ZNE event, which many organizations, like the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA), have partnered with.  The article can be viewed on ProudGreenHome’s website here, or in .PDF format here.

Kanika Sharma and Sofia Siegel of VG speak at LBC-LA meeting

VG Project Manager-extraordinaires, Kanika Sharma & Sofia Siegel, spoke and presented to the Living Building Challenge: Los Angeles Collaborative. Sofia & Kanika have both had an active role at the Collaborative for months and Kanika currently serves as a Facilitator. The Los Angeles Collaborative meets monthly to discuss topics like Energy, Materials, Education, and much more. Learn more by visiting the Living Building Challenge: Los Angeles Collaborative on LinkedIn.