Verdical Group Spring 2021 Newsletter

Verdical Group’s Spring 2021 Update


City of Lake Forest Civic Center

Verdical Group worked with Bernards Construction to provide LEED v3 BD+C Silver Certification, LEED Fundamental & Enhanced Commissioning, and CALGreen Commissioning for the City of Lake Forest’s Civic Center. The 53,265-square-foot new construction project received a Sustainable Innovation Award from the USGBC Los Angeles Chapter.

SBCCOG Annual General Assembly 

Verdical Events is working with the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) to bring their 21st Annual General Assembly to a virtual platform.

Our team is providing event consulting services, virtual environment management, sponsorship and speaker coordination, and registration support.


Are you a change-maker looking to work in a fast-paced start-up environment among sustainability professionals? There’s never been a more exciting time to join the ranks of those taking climate action.

Verdical Group’s Internship Program will prepare you to step into the world of green building and equip you with the tools, guidance, and inspiration you’ll need to build a #NetZeroFuture for all.

Want to learn more about what it’s like to intern with us? Read about a recent intern’s experience here.


Verdical Group is proud to be a Certified B Corporation. This March, we’ll be joining a global community of more than 3,700 businesses—such as Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, and Allbirds—to celebrate what it means to be a Certified B Corp.

We’re working to build stronger communities, more inclusive and equitable companies, and a healthier planet. So, if you’ve ever seen us (or other brilliant businesses) wearing the B Corp badge and wondered what it’s all about, now’s the time to find out what makes a better business.

Here at Verdical Group, we’re out to prove that business can be used as a force for good in our global economy. 


Did you hear? We kicked off 2021 with a new look!

Introducing… Verdical Group’s new website! Check it out.


Wellness in the Workplace:
Prioritizing Occupant Health

How can the Fitwel Certification System prioritize wellness in your workplace? Our recent article takes an inside look at Verdical Group’s 2-star Fitwel Design Certification process for a 130,000-square-foot office space in Los Angeles, California.

USGBC Top Ten Campaign

2020 reminded us why we need to prioritize healthy, green buildings for all people. USGBC’s annual Top 10 LEED states highlights green building leadership across the country. Who made the list?

Purposeful Constructions for Environmental Justice

This quarter we celebrated Black History Month and the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. VG Energy Engineer Frank Schwamborn offers his reflections on upholding Dr. King’s dreams and work in his own career as an engineer.

Materials Matter

Head to the grocery store and you’ll find no shortage of nutrition labels that summarize the impacts of food on consumer health. Why not expect the same amount of transparency from our building materials? Learn why materials matter.

An Ode to GIS in Green Building

GIS offers us a world at our fingertips. This last year, we found GIS crucial in tracking the transmission of COVID-19, California wildfires, and so much more. How might GIS become an increasingly important tool for the green building industry? Let’s find out.

Verdical Group’s Mark 302 Project Featured in the Los Angeles Times

Located in “the tech corridor of L.A.,” this 120,000-square-foot former Sears department store is being reused and transformed into a vibrant retail, office, and food complex. Read the Los Angeles Times’ coverage of House & Robertson’s Mark 302 project.

VG Project Manager Preps UCLA ASCE Students for Competition Win

VG Project Manager Ritika Dhamija virtually joined UCLA ASCE for a presentation on LEED requirements to help prep the team for a competition. The group secured 1st position in the sustainability category and 2nd position in the mixed-use category. Learn more.


The USGBC Los Angeles Chapter’s Healthy Building Alliance is coming to your home workplace! Many of us will be spending our working hours at home in 2021, and by committing to these five principles, you can make your workplace a more sustainable, healthier environment.


Living Deep is a new kind of product design marketplace – an eclectic showroom of ecologically and socially responsible products that are designed to last.

Rooted in transparency and innovation, Living Deep’s collection of beautiful selections are professionally curated by internationally acclaimed architect Jason F. McLennan and Tracy McLennan. Learn more at