Staff Spotlight: Rebecca Ramsdale
By Jordan Klotzle
Verdical Group’s Staff Spotlight series highlights the incredible contributions that each of our team members make through their expertise. The series is also a great way to delve into what our team members do on a day-to-day basis to mitigate the climate crisis.
Meet Rebecca Ramsdale, Verdical Group’s Director of Projects! Rebecca joined Verdical Group in 2019 from the general contracting industry. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola Marymount University, where she studied Natural Science and Civil Engineering. She also holds several credentials, including LEED AP BD+C, Envision Sustainability Professional, TRUE Zero Waste Professional, Fitwel Ambassador, and ActiveScore AP.
As Director of Projects, Rebecca is at the helm of the three branches of our Projects team, including Project Management, Commissioning, and Energy & Carbon.
“I aim to create consistency across our three teams and make sure that they have the resources that they need to successfully complete projects, achieve client expectations, and meet deadlines,” she explained. Throughout the day, Rebecca checks in with her team members to help forecast workloads, attends meetings with clients and project teams, and helps to ensure that the handoff from our sales team to the Projects team is seamlessly executed.
The work done by our skilled Projects team helps chip away at the innovation required to solve the global climate crisis. One of Rebecca’s favorite ways to do this is by working closely with environmental product declarations (EPDs), which summarize the environmental impacts of a product through various indicators such as global warming potential; acidification; eutrophication; ozone depletion; and water and mineral potential depletion.
“I’m really excited that the market is gearing towards requiring transparency for products, and I’m advocating for any material that’s used on a project to have an EPD,” Rebecca shared. “That gives projects teams the information they need to make the most climate-conscious decisions possible.”
The importance of transparency also extends beyond the physical materials that are used to construct a project; it is just as important, if not even more so, for companies to be openly communicative about what their teams are doing to set and achieve goals that positively contribute to the world. This communication with stakeholders and customers is an important driver for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting, one of Rebecca’s favorite projects underway at Verdical Group.
“I’m really enjoying the ESG report that we’re working on for a General Contractor because we are collaborating with a lot of different folks at the company,” she said. “ESG is really a hot topic in the industry, so I’m proud and excited to deliver the finished ESG report which summarizes all of the company’s impacts. They want a summary of the previous year, as well as what their targets are for improving over the next one, five, and ten years.”
The pursuit of continuous improvement is one of Rebecca’s favorite things about being part of the VG team.
“I’m proud to work at a company that uses business as a force for good,” she shared. “As a high-scoring B Corp, we hold ourselves to the same level of transparency, just like we help our clients do for third-party green building certifications. I’m really excited that we are staying true to our values.”
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