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Drew Shula

Los Angeles, CA

Drew is Principal at Verdical Group (, directly
responsible for client satisfaction and oversight on all project management
engagements. With experience on more than 60 LEED certification projects
nationwide, Verdical Group clients include: Ramada Inn, ANEW Foundation, and
Kaiser Permanente. Drew is an experienced green building consultant having
worked across a variety of project types including: portfolio programs, new
construction, existing buildings, tenant improvements, and core and shell
projects. Drew has consulted on a wide range of vertical real estate markets
including: commercial office, public sector, healthcare, laboratory, hotel,
historic preservation, multi-family residential, museum and education

Prior to founding Verdical Group, Drew was a Project Manager at Fortune 1000
firm, Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL). At JLL, Drew worked on LEED,
sustainability, and construction management projects for clients including
DirecTV, Time Warner Cable and Microsoft. Drew's previous experience also
includes his role as Project Manager at Brightworks and LEED Specialist at
Thomas Properties Group (NASDAQ: TPGI) where he worked toward greening the
company’s 15 million square foot portfolio of 32 commercial office
properties nationwide through the LEED for Existing Buildings Volume
Certification Pilot Program. Drew began his career as an Architectural
Designer at The Jerde Partnership, a multidisciplinary architecture and urban
planning firm specializing in place-making.

Drew is a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C), and Associate member of the American Institute of Architects (Assoc. AIA). A U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles (USGBC-LA) Chapter Leader, Drew was honored with the Chapter’s Agent Green Award in 2011. He holds a 5-year professional degree in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame.


About My Firm: Verdical Group

Verdical Group LLC is a green building consulting firm headquartered in Los
Angeles, California. Engage with us online to follow our story. The name
"Verdical" is derived from the Latin root for "green" and plays on the word
"vertical" – signifying the value created through green building
strategies. The firm advises on sustainability strategy with our client’s
bottom line in mind.

-, net zero article by Drew Shula (2013-10-25):
- Craft Media Blog, Verdical Group Feature (2013-7-2):
- 1% for the Planet Blog, Verdical Group Feature (2013-2-27):

Engage With Verdical Group:
- Website: (sign up for our e-newsletter on the
- About Us Video:
- Facebook:
- Founder's Bio:
- Twitter:
- LinkedIn:
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Firm Memberships:
- U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Member Company
- 1% for the Planet, Member Company
- ENERGY STAR, Partner
- Architecture 2030, Adopter
- Certified Small Business (SB), State of California Dept. of General
Services (DGS) and City of LA

Principal Memberships:
- U.S. Green Building Council Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA), Member
- American Institute of Architects (AIA), Associate Member