Verdical Group Winter 2021 Newsletter


In accordance with our company mission, the B Corp Climate Collective, and the AIA 2030 Design Data Exchange Commitment, we are excited to share that Verdical Group has officially offset our entire historical carbon footprint back to day one of the company’s founding in 2012, plus ten percent, going above and beyond net zero to become a carbon positive company.

This is a huge step for us, and one that we hope will inspire other companies in our industry to do the same. We’re happy to help you along with your company’s carbon reduction goals — please contact us for more information! 

Verdical Group's 2021 Highlights


What was once a bottom line is now a triple bottom line: people, profit, and planet. That’s where Environmental Social Governance (ESG) comes in. What is ESG? Does ESG affect me?

A Better B Corp

We are thrilled to share that after completing the B Corp recertification process, our B Lab Impact Score has jumped from 84.8 points to 123.7 points! Explore our B Impact Report.

A New Standard for Your Return to the Office

COVID-19 forever changed the ways that we think about health, especially in the workplace. Learn more about the new standard for a safe return to the office.

2021 Trailblazer Awardees Announced!

We announced our 2021 cohort of Trailblazer Awardees at our annual Trailblazer Awards Gala on September 16th at LA LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles! Meet the award winners.

Metropolis Magazine Interviews VG CEO About Net Zero Conference

Verdical Group’s Founder & CEO was interviewed by Metropolis Magazine in an article about our Net Zero Conference, which Shula founded 9 years ago. Learn more about NZ21 from Drew Shula.

VG Joins Knoll for Earth Day: 
Design in a Carbon Consious Era

In celebration of Earth Day, VG and furniture designer Knoll came together for an interactive webinar discussing how design is a crucial element in building a sustainable future. Watch the recording.

The Social Cost of Carbon

Understanding the social cost of carbon is a crucial step that will make a zero-carbon future more obtainable. VG Energy Engineer and Senior Project Manager Frank Schwamborn explains why.


JLL Irvine Office
JLL’s Irvine Office is a 34,200-square-foot commercial interiors project located in Irvine, CA. Verdical Group worked with H. Hendy Associates, JLL, and Turelk to achieve LEED v4 ID+C Project Management Gold Certification. 

JLL relocated its offices to Irvine, where diverse uses are within walking distance from the site, thereby promoting walkability and community connectivity. The location is a unique campus-style business complex combining both workplace and wellness. The space is primarily composed of office areas, but also includes a large conference room and an adjacent open collaboration space and break area.

JLL demonstrated commitment and leadership by achieving the “Social Equity within the Project Team” LEED pilot credit.

Mark 302 
Verdical Group’s Mark 302 project recently achieved LEED v3 BD+C Core & Shell Silver certification! The 120,00-square foot, mixed-use project, owned by Seritage Growth Properties and designed by House & Robertson Architects, is located in Santa Monica, CA.

Formerly a Sears department store, the property is being reused and transformed into a vibrant retail, office, and food complex – featuring an atrium and landscaped rooftop deck.
In addition to LEED Project Management, Verdical Group provided LEED Energy Modeling, CALGreen Commissioning, and LEED Fundamental Commissioning. We are currently working with the client to pursue Fitwel certification after conducting a Fitwel Feasibility Assessment.

Vitruvian Honors & Awards
Verdical Group was pleased to work with our longtime partner, The Facade Tectonics Institute, to deliver their inaugural Vitruvian Honors & Awards. Attendees from 9 countries joined the December 2 event virtually to celebrate outstanding achievements in the field of facade design and delivery. 

Along with a keynote from Sir David King (Centre for Climate Repair, Cambridge) and a panel of the event judges, finalists in seven categories presented the details of their building projects’ facades. During the awards ceremony, an award recipient was announced in each of the categories.

Net Zero Conference
At our 8th annual Net Zero Conference in September, we had a wonderful time connecting virtually with attendees from across the globe and seeing familiar faces from the sustainability world in-person again in Los Angeles. The hybrid event provided excellent educational and networking opportunities for more than 1,000 attendees!

In case you missed it, we recently released a Transparency Report recapping the event. You can download that here. 

Stay tuned for more information about NZ22, which will be hosted in person in Los Angeles next fall! 


Wishing you all the best from the team at Verdical Group — we look forward to collaborating with you in the new year.

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