Verdical Group Spring 2023 Newsletter


Celebrating 10 Years of Verdical Group

We can’t believe it’s been more than a decade! We’re reminiscing with this interviewof our Founder & CEO, Drew Shula, and our first-ever employee and now Director & Chief of Staff, Emily Hand.


In addition to hosting a celebration at Bar Mateo in Downtown LA in January, we commemorated the milestone with a new video — check it out below! 
VG Stories

To Net Zero and Beyond

Verdical Group has offset our carbon footprint for 2021, exceeding it by an additional 10% to maintain our status as a net positive company.

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Real Leaders Impact Awards

Verdical Group is thrilled to announce that our company has been presented with a Real Impact Award by Real Leaders Magazine. 

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Greener Moving Tips

Verdical Group’s CEO & Founder Drew Shula was recently interviewed by The Washington Post for an article on how to make your next move more sustainable.

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Solar vs the Grid

Can our current grid handle all-electric buildings? Our Energy Analyst Teja Crawford answers this and your other “burning” electrification questions.

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All About Active Score

ActiveScore is a quickly-emerging rating system that focuses on Scope 3 emissions with the intention of creating a purposeful space for occupants and promoting active travel.

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U.S. Green Building Council Q&A

Our Founder & CEO Drew Shula talks founding Verdical Group and the Net Zero Conference with USGBC.

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Speak at NZ23!

Are you a leader in carbon, climate, equity, ESG, net zero, or resilience?


Share your sustainability expertise at the Net Zero Conference 2023 in Los Angeles on September 13 – 14, 2023. Selected speakers will be participating in educational sessions alongside inspirational keynotes and an Expo Hall of sustainability innovators.

Submissions due April 17, 2023.

Project Updates

1% for the Planet Global Summit

As a 1% for the Planet Member Company, Verdical Group is thrilled to be partnering with the organization to provide sustainability consulting for their 2023 Global Summit in New York City.


Register today for this three-day event featuring world-class education sessions, mindful moments, collaborative workshops, energized gatherings, epic entertainment, and engaging networking opportunities.

Welcome to VG!

Giovanna Araujo

Client Solutions Manager

Giovanna facilitates connections to create opportunities for the design of innovative and regenerative projects. With experience in architectural design and construction and sustainability consulting, Giovanna understands the need to work across disciplines to determine the most holistic strategies to achieve the team’s vision and mission. 

Kimmy Ngo

Marketing & Events Associate

As Marketing & Events Associate at Verdical Group, Kimmy is responsible for creating marketing materials, coordinating partnerships, and assisting with the promotion of our client events and our annual Net Zero Conference. She enjoys digital marketing because it combines both her academic side and her creative side.

Allison Hudock 

Associate Project Manager

Allison is an Associate Project Manager at Verdical Group. She works with the Project Management team on a variety of projects. Allison is passionate about sustainability and in particular learning about healthy materials, sustainable building trends and waste reduction. She holds her LEED AP, LFA, FitWel Ambassador, and ActiveScore AP.


Join VG + USGBC-LA at MyGBCE2023

Get ready for a new kind of conference!


Join USGBC-LA for the longest-running and largest gathering of leading sustainability advocates in Southern California! 


This year at My Green Building Conference and Expo (MyGBCE), USGBC-LA is excited to bring a new structure and experience to connect our broad community!


MyGBCE 2023 features an immersive community art and exhibit hall party, topic-based table talks, workshop sessions, panel presentations, inspiring speakers and keynotes, and so many opportunities to make the most of networking and new connections as we work together towards a more sustainable region for all! 


Learn more and register here:


Interested in leading a Table Topic or Session Abstracts at MyGBCE? USGBC-LA is now accepting applications! Learn more about application process and categories here:

*Application deadline: Mar 19, 2023