VCA Consultants, the Orange based firm comprised of structural engineering, code consultancy and green building entities, has acquired Verde, an Aliso Viejo based sustainability consulting firm.
VCA Consultants acquired Verde in December with the announcement today. Verde joins the VCA family of companies that includes VCA Structural, VCA Code and VCA Green.
VCA Consultants was founded in 1979 and is led by CEO Tom VanDorpe. It operates as a portfolio company of Connecticut based private investment firm G. Scott Capital Partners.
Verde was founded in 2012 by Robyn Vettraino and maintains offices in Illinois and Hawaii in addition to Orange County.
“We are very excited to partner with the team at Verde,” says Moe Fakih, VCA Principal and Director of VCA Green operations. “Robyn and her team are acknowledged in the industry for helping to expand awareness for green buildings and for leading thoughtful, sensible and effective design.”
“It is a natural integration for Verde to merge with VCA Green,” says Vettraino. “The level of VCA Green’s service and integrity of work aligns with and supplements our approach. We see this as a great benefit to our clients to be able to utilize more experience and leadership perspectives across the market as we help them attain their sustainability goals.”
The merger will provide VCA Green and Verde the opportunity to enhance their delivery of energy efficiency and green building services for residential, commercial and industrial clients. This provides a key advantage as the demand for environmental services and programs continues to increase and more builders and building owners embrace the benefits of investing in sustainability.
VCA Green is recognized for its engineering design, building code and technical perspective while Verde is well known for its expertise from an architecture and building design perspective. Working together and sharing knowledge, the merger will provide the clients of VCA Green and Verde a distinct advantage in sustainability effectiveness, program efficiency and return on investment.
The merger will especially augment the ability for VCA Green to achieve higher LEED certification levels for clients without necessarily increasing the project budget, including LEED for Interior Design and Construction (LEED ID+C) for environmentally conscious commercial projects.