ABOUT VCA GREEN


Our bottom-line objective for our clients? Sustainable Opportunities.
Pursuing long-term cost savings through best practices and budget
efficiency to help you achieve your goals.

VCA Green, a division of VCA Code, provides a full scope of green building consulting and field verification and testing services. It is our mission to help clients achieve sustainability goals and long-term cost savings for their projects through best practices and budget efficiency.

VCA Green delivers expert consulting and technical services for green building certification, such as LEED®, GreenPoint Rated, and NGBS and offers code compliance services for CALGreen and Title 24. We also offer HERS, Commissioning, Energy Modeling, Lighting Acceptance Testing and training to provide a complete sustainable service package from project conception through building operations.

Our productive practice starts with the philosophy, “With the right approach, green makes great sense.” Over the last 30 years, VCA professionals have focused on results-oriented solutions, working with building owners, developers, architects and code officials to achieve optimal outcomes. With experience on over 300 projects and thousands of residential units, our team licensed engineers and licensed architects has the depth of experience and a commitment to quality and responsiveness that leads to success. Our expertise is far reaching, yet we are small enough to provide senior level attention to your project.


The principals of VCA Green
are Moe Fakih and Robyn Vettraino.
 
Mr. Fakih, MPA, LEED AP, CGBP, BPI, leverages his experience as a licensed general contractor and deep code knowledge to help architects and developers pursue a high return on investment and first-cost reductions. He is well known for training events dedicated to empowering project teams in navigating unforeseen challenges with state and national green building and energy codes, building commissioning, LEED, energy modeling, and sustainability programs. 
 
Ms. Vettraino, LEED AP Homes, LEED AP BD+C, SITES, Green Rater, is the former co-chair of California for the U.S. Green Building Council, representing the Orange County community and was the former chair of the Advocacy Committee. She has served as a guest speaker at GreenBuild, NeoCon, AIA Honolulu, University of California Irvine, and University of California Los Angeles.
 
VCA Green is highly regarded for its expertise from an architecture and building design perspective. Verde specializes in LEED Certification for homes, commercial interior projects, new construction, core and shell and neighborhood development (land use). In addition it provides SITES AP Inaugural Class, WELL Certification, Fitwel Certification, High Performance Sustainable Building Criteria, Guiding Principles Assessment, and Sustainable Land Use Planning.
 
The VCA Green bottom-line objective is to pursue sustainable opportunities for our clients and help you achieve your green building goals with an emphasis on ROI.

AFFILIATIONS


US Green Building Council (USGBC)
Build It Green (BIG)
Urban Land Institute (ULI)
California Building Officials (CALBO)
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
CalCERTS
California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC)
California Commissioning Collaborative (CACx)

VCA DIVISIONS

VCA Structural
Residential and commercial structural engineering

VCA Code
Building Code consultants, plan check and staffing