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When: 4/18/2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Pankow Builders
199 S. Los Robles Ave., Suite 300
(Redondo Beach Conference Room)
Pasadena, California  91101
United States
Contact: 626.796.7601

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Net Zero & Green Building Market Update

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Program Description
Verdical Group Founder & Principal, Drew Shula, will provide an educational "Net Zero & Green Building Market Update" presentation for AIA Pasadena & Foothill attendees. Shula writes, "The net zero building movement is rapidly gaining momentum -- the number of net zero energy buildings nationally is on a steep upward curve and has increased 700% since 2012. Verdical Group's Net Zero Conference (, the nation's largest annual net zero building conference, has nearly doubled in size each of it's first four years and expects more than 900 attendees at the September 12--14, 2018 event in Los Angeles, CA. Just as the LEED green building rating system took off on a trajectory up and to the right about 15 years ago, the net zero building movement is poised to do the same in the decade ahead. This growth is in large part driven by the planned California building code changes that will require net zero residential new construction by 2020 and net zero commercial new construction by 2030. Get ready, this industry is about to take off!" The presentation will cover how to achieve net zero in the building design process, net zero case studies, as well as updates on CALGreen code, LEED v4, and the Living Building Challenge. Verdical Group is a Los Angeles based full service green building consulting firm -- for more information, please visit:

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn how to define net zero.

2. Learn how to achieve net zero in the building design process.

3. Understand high performance building strategies various projects have used to achieve net zero.

4. Understand the iterative energy modeling process and it's importance to achieving a net zero high performance green building.

Wednesday, April 18
6:00-6:30pm welcome / social
6:30-8:00pm program

Pankow Builders
199 S. Los Robles Ave., Suite 300 (Redondo Beach Conf. Room)
Pasadena, 91101

FREE. Kindly RSVP.


Drew Shula
Founder & Principal, Verdical Group

Drew Shula (Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, GGP, ENV SP) is Founder & Principal at Verdical Group (, a leading LA-based full service green building consulting firm specializing in certification project management, net zero, commissioning, energy modeling, and program management. Verdical Group is a certified B Corporation and 1% for the Planet member company. In addition to managing some of the highest profile green building projects in California, including LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge projects, Verdical Group hosts the nation's largest annual net zero building conference (

Drew sits on numerous Boards including: USGBC-LA, Living Building Challenge LA Collaborative, Environmental Charter Schools, and the Cal State LA Institute for Urban Sustainability, and has received numerous recognition awards including the USGBC Leadership Award, and served on the Greenbuild LA Host Committee. A speaker at the Living Future unConference, he frequently speaks on high performance buildings and net zero design, and has been featured or published in Forbes, PR Newswire, USGBC+ Magazine, and the International Living Future Institute's Trim Tab. He holds a 5-year professional degree in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame.

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