Verdical Group’s Summer 2020 Update
CREATE SAFE, HEALTHY, SUSTAINABLE SPACES
As we navigate this new “normal” together, what measures are you taking to ensure health and safety, while also promoting sustainability? Here are some important areas where Verdical Group can help:
- Materials: We’ll help you choose nontoxic, no-VOC, Red List-free materials for your building that meet requirements for material transparency labels such as Declare.
- Indoor air quality: We’ll advise on enhanced indoor air quality strategies such as: implementing high rated air filters, continuous air quality monitoring, natural ventilation, and/or increased air exchanges.
- Operations: From green cleaning procedures to automated technology, we’ll help you develop a customized strategy for your building.
- LEED: In response to COVID-19, USGBC has developed resources and criteria for managing buildings from design and construction through operations. We’ll guide you through the LEED process and select credits that meet your needs.
- WELL / Fitwel: Now more than ever, advancing health and well-being in our buildings will help us protect our families, our businesses, and the public at large. Let us help you navigate health and wellness strategies.
Give us a call or send us a note today!
DIRECTOR OF Cx
Do you have 5+ years of commissioning experience?
Are you familiar with the Southern California codes and market?
Do you have a background in business development and proposal writing?
Apply to join our team today! We’re actively seeking an experienced Director of Commissioning to lead the work for our full portfolio of Cx projects.
Verdical Group recently completed LEED Gold certification for the State of California Department of General Services (DGS)’s 36,144-square-foot central kitchen building at Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino, CA, exceeding DGS’s original goal of Silver certification. The project received a 2020 CMAA Southern California Chapter Achievement Award in the Healthcare Market.
Verdical Group is working with Gensler to provide Title 24 Energy Modeling for several senior living buildings in Calimesa, CA.
Both owned by CCV Management, LLC, one building is two stories and 80,000 square feet and the other is 200,000 square feet split between two and three stories.
QUARANTINE READS FROM VG
Need some new sustainability content to engage your quarantined brain? Check out some recent additions to our VG Stories blog!
Our daily lives have changed substantially in the time span of a few months due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Having a healthy home environment to quarantine in is crucial.
What pops into your mind when you hear the word commissioning? Most of us probably think first of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems of a building. But what about “Envelope Cx”?
Throwing something “away” could mean that it might end up anywhere. A low/zero-waste lifestyle is not going to happen overnight, but that doesn’t mean that now isn’t the perfect time to start your journey.
The fact that climate change does not impact us all equally has historically been overlooked, but activists are working to promote the equal distribution of environmental benefits and burdens.
WHAT’S NEW IN TITLE 24?
Every three years, the California’s Title 24 standards are updated to place the state at the forefront of energy efficiency and sustainability. The 2019 standards went into effect on January 1, 2020 and brought significant changes with them.
VG’s Senior Events Manager Karen Young presented at the NYC Sustainable Event Alliance’s “Coast to Coast” deep dive into sustainable event production on May 13. She spoke about best practices for virtual events and the ways in which our Net Zero Conference is approaching net zero energy and waste. Learn more here.
VG Founder Drew Shula and Project Managers Rebecca Ramsdale & Ritika Dhamija recently spoke with BuildingGreen about how LEED is working to change the product market through the Materials & Resources category and the Low-Emitting Materials credit. Read more here.
VG Founder Drew Shula was recently interviewed for Environment + Energy Leader’s feature on how COVID-19 is affecting environmental and energy management initiatives. “I think we’re going to see a surge in resiliency planning for buildings and cities related to disaster preparedness,” he said. Learn more here.
Jerry Yudelson released his much-anticipated memoir, The Godfather of Green, on Earth Day last month. A LEED Fellow and leader in our industry, Yudelson has published 13 green building and sustainable design books since 2006. VG Founder Drew Shula was happy to write an advance praise and recommendation for the memoir. Read more here.