Posts Categorized: Perspectives

Notes From the 2018 Montgomery County Energy Summit

Montgomery County Energy Summit Highlights   This year’s Montgomery County Energy Summit, hosted by Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and USGBC National Capital Region’s Montgomery County Committee focused on the latest trends in commercial energy efficiency and renewable energy to create a greener built environment. Below, we’ve summarized three notable sessions we attended […]

Apply Early to Stay Ahead of New ENERGY STAR Rating Method

ENERGY STAR & EPA Announce Official Date Changes Take Effect    Competition to achieve ENERGY STAR certification in the DC Metro Area grows every year, and with new regulations to ENERGY STAR scores quickly approaching, now is the time to re-certify. GHT has helped more than 70 building owners, property managers, and end users achieve […]

Expediting Permits with DCRA’s New Velocity Program

Q&A with Senior Principal Matthew Jacobs on New Plan Review Service   GHT Chartered recently served as the MEP Engineer on one of the first tenant interiors fit-out project to go through the Velocity program, a new permit expediting service offered by the Department of Columbia’s Regulatory and Consumer Affairs (DCRA). We sat down with […]

GHT Limited Recognized at 2018 WBC Craftsmanship Awards

Firm Earns Recognition in Various Project Categories     Arlington, VA (January 22, 2018) – GHT Limited (GHT), a leading DC metro area mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering consulting firm, received recognition on multiple awards in various categories at the 2018 WBC Craftsmanship Awards. These awards, selected on January 11, 2018 bring public recognition […]

Is Your Building at Risk? | How to Prevent a Legionnaires’ Outbreak

Building owners and operators should be aware of recent changes regarding recommended measures to protect building water systems against Legionella contamination. Prior measures, largely focused on inhibiting biological growths within cooling towers may not suffice to protect building occupants from exposure to this dangerous infection-causing bacterium which can grow in any building water system. Though […]

Building an Addition in DC? Here’s 5 Things You Need to Know

  With a surge of new Class A commercial office buildings entering the DC market, existing property owners are considering how best to upgrade their buildings to attract and retain top tenants. High-visibility rooftop amenity spaces and two-story glass lobbies are renovation musts, especially in light of recent changes to DC zoning laws which favor […]

The Case for ECMs: How Upfront Investments Yield Big Returns

ECM’s or Energy Conservation Measures, have the ability to bring big returns to building operating budgets, if correctly implemented and maintained. This was the case for the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill – in 2014, GHT Limited’s Operations and Energy Services (OES) team partnered with the Hyatt’s building engineering team to perform an energy analysis […]

Notes from the 2017 Montgomery County Energy Summit

This year’s Montgomery County Energy Summit, co-hosted by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and USGBC National Capital Region, provided a comprehensive look at the current state of green building in Montgomery County. There was an equal emphasis on the latest trends that increase efficiency and the economic/legislative developments that impact decision making. Below, […]

Energy Modeling to Predict Future Operational Expenses

Energy modeling, whether completed during design or post occupancy, can deliver a realistic snapshot of energy consumption in your property. GHT encourages developers and tenants alike to invest in energy modeling during the design phase. When utilized properly, the energy model can serve as a powerful tool, allowing the team to make better informed decisions relating […]

Future Trends in Building Automation Controls

Achieving openness for building automation controls is a vision shared by many – from owners and designers to the professionals installing the systems and the building engineers who are responsible for their operation. With the singular goal of reducing costs, time and difficulties during design and construction, we frequently advise our clients to consider selecting […]

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