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NET ZERO CONFERENCE TICKET WHEN YOU REGISTER EARLY
Registration for the Net Zero Conference is officially open!
This year’s event will be hosted September 14 – 15, 2022 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will include educational sessions, keynotes, an in-person Expo, and the Trailblazer Awards & Gala.
Early Bird pricing is available through June 30th!
OUR FIRST-EVER ANNUAL REPORT IS HERE!
Verdical Group is excited to present our 2021 Social & Environmental Impact Report, a recap of the ways that we worked to be a force for good last year.
The report shares highlights on how we’re making a positive social and environmental impact through our team, environmental, community, governance, and customer service policies and actions.
Moving forward, this report will be released annually so that we can transparently show our growth!
SCE x VG PRESENT
DESIGNING FOR DECARBONIZATION WORKSHOP
August 2, 2022
Verdical Group is partnering with Southern California Edison (SCE) to present Designing for Decarbonization, a half-day, virtual workshop that will help attendees:
- Understand the definition of decarbonization, zero net energy (ZNE), and zero net carbon (ZNC) buildings
- See case studies of completed projects
- Understand the design and construction process necessary to achieve high-performance buildings
The workshop will be presented by Verdical Group’s Drew Shula (Founder & CEO), Rebecca Ramsdale (Director of Projects), Bobby Almeida (Director of Commissioning), and Frank Schwamborn (Senior Project Manager & Energy Engineer). REGISTER HERE
Cajon High School Verdical Group is working with NAC Architecture to complete a 36,500-square-foot new construction project for a replacement of the library and administration buildings, as well as an addition of classrooms, at Cajon High School.
We will work collaboratively with the design team during the Schematic Design phase to advise on sustainable design elements, LEED, ZNE, and Living Building Challenge (LBC) as they relate to the District’s sustainability goals. We are also conducting a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to determine how the project can reduce its embodied carbon.
130 Townsend St. & 50 Stanford St.
130 Townsend and 50 Stanford are two mixed-use commercial office buildings located in San Francisco, CA.
Verdical Group is working to achieve LEED v4 BD+C Gold and Fitwel 1-star certifications for the 96,153-square-foot new construction project.
As part of this effort, we are conducting Energy Modeling and CALGreen, LEED Fundamental, and LEED Enhanced Commissioning. We also initially completed Fitwel and WELL Feasibility Assessments to determine which program would best meet the clients’ sustainability goals.
Celebrate Pride With Us: Support The Venture Out Project!
While many organized outdoor activities like wilderness trips have historically used gender as a term of classification, the Venture Outside Project offers excursions specifically geared to be inclusive of trans, queer, and non-binary communities.
USGBC-LA Municipal Building Awards
We’re proud to share that the Patton State Hospital Kitchen, which Verdical worked with the California Department of General Services (DGS) to complete, was awarded a Municipal Building Award at the USGBC Los Angeles Chapter’s MyGBCE in May 2022.
AAPI Month x Environmental Justice
The Asian Pacific Environmental Network has been working since 1993 to ensure all people have a clean and healthy environment driven by a local, healthy economy. Keep up the momentum from Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a donation to this incredible organization!
Cajon High School Wins Awards. We are providing Sustainability Visioning/Programming & Consulting and a whole-building Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for Cajon High School in San Bernadino. The project won an AIA NEXT LA Design Award and received an Honorable Mention Award at Learning by Design Magazine’s Educational Facilities Design Awards Showcase.
VG CEO Speaks at 1% For the Planet Global Summit
Verdical Group’s Founder and CEO Drew Shula was invited to speak at 1% for the Planet’s Global Summit, hosted in Los Angeles on March 15-17, 2022.
His panel focused on specific strategies and tactics that companies can use to go beyond making ESG commitments to actually implement them. He was joined by Mary Blanton Ogushwitz of OXO, Jessica Hann of Avocado Green Brands, and Eric Cardenas of LOACOM.
WELCOME TO THE TEAM!
PARTNERSHIPS & EVENTS COORDINATOR
Sabree is responsible for assisting in the planning and successful execution of the Net Zero Conference and all other client events. In addition, she supports business development through securing new event clients and sponsorship opportunities.
With more than 5 years of event and meeting planning experience, Sabree has worked across non-profit, corporate, and academic settings. She holds a BA in Communications from Louisiana State University.
ENERGY ANALYST & SUSTAINABILITY INTERN
Kristin is an Energy Analyst and Sustainability Intern at Verdical Group. She works with our Project Management team to develop energy models and provide analysis for a variety of projects aiming to achieve certifications, such as LEED.
Kristin is a rising senior Civil Engineering major at Loyola Marymount University, with a minor in Applied Mathematics. She is passionate about sustainability and is working toward achieving her LEED Green Associate credential.
ENERGY ANALYST & SUSTAINABILITY INTERN
Kamea is an Energy Analyst and Sustainability Intern at Verdical Group. She conducts energy modeling and analysis to support our Project Management team on projects pursuing LEED and other certifications. She is a rising senior Environmental Engineering and Sustainability Studies double major at the University of Texas at Austin.
She is passionate about creating holistic solutions that benefit both humans and the environment to create a sustainable built environment.
PARTNER NEWS & EVENTSFACADE TECTONICS INSTITUTE WORLD CONGRESS
Verdical Group is honored to be working with the Facade Tectonics Institute to present the 2022 World Congress!
Coming to Los Angeles October 12-13, 2022, the event will feature highly-curated findings from peer-reviewed papers, as well as group discussions, an Expo Hall showcasing innovations in facade design, and much-missed in-person networking opportunities.PRESENTING DEEP GREEN
BY METROPOLIS MAGAZINE
Deep Green is a podcast about how the built environment impacts climate change and equity. Buildings are some of the biggest things we make as human beings.
In these bi-weekly episodes, we explore how through understanding buildings, cities, and all the things that go into them, we can do better for the environment and all life on this planet.