Posts Categorized: Perspectives

What’s Next: Elevating Existing Buildings

GHT provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering design and energy modeling services for the renovation of The Square, the highly anticipated food hall and market in the International Square Building in Washington, DC. Designed to meet LEED v4 ID+C Retail certification requirements, this 25,000 SF venue has revitalized downtown DC with more than a dozen vendors […]

What’s Next for Law Firm Design

GHT provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering design and fire protection services for Williams & Connolly’s new 300,000 SF headquarters in Washington, DC. Through early engagement during core and shell design, the GHT team helped Williams & Connolly achieve a highly customized space. With many design considerations pertaining to MEP systems integration, the GHT team, […]

Key Takeaways from the 2023 Montgomery County Energy Summit

Reflections on the Latest Trends in Green Building, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Montgomery County   Principal Laura Morder, PE, LEED Green Associate recently represented GHT at the Montgomery County Energy Summit. For ten years, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection has hosted this event to share trends and continuing education sessions with sustainability professionals […]

5 Things Learned During Year 1 of DC BEPS

By Laura Morder, PE, LEED Green Associate Local jurisdictions, like the District of Columbia (DC) and Montgomery County, Maryland, require building energy benchmarking requirements as a part of their energy performance programs. If you’re a building owner or operator in DC and are feeling overwhelmed in the face of these new requirements, GHT has prepared the […]

Creating the Engineering Career YOU Want

There are countless career paths to consider when beginning your career in the engineering field. In the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry, career paths aren’t linear, which is why we’ve asked some of GHT’s experienced leaders to share their stories. Bill Gerke, PE | Senior Principal As a Senior Principal and the Director of Technology, […]

Kick Start Your Engineering Career: Q+A with GHT’s Young Professionals

What inspired you to pursue a career in the AEC industry? Catherine: I wanted to be a part of the AEC industry because of the impact of the built environment. At a minimum, our built environment affects our health (mental & physical), climate change, and the aesthetics of our city. It is a privilege to be […]

Feedback: Turning Awkward into Awesome

By Susan Dawson, LEED AP BD+C We probably all recognize that being able to give and receive timely, constructive feedback is the hallmark of great leadership. However, giving and receiving feedback has become more challenging with the transition to 100% remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Improving feedback was recently the focus of a GHT […]

BEPS Drives Major Renovation Efforts in the District for Compliance

By Laura Morder, PE, LEED Green Associate As District building owners embark on BEPS compliance efforts to meet the December 31, 2026 deadline, GHT Limited engineers are seeing an increased demand from the market for Operations and Energy Services.  If your building is currently not in compliance with the minimum energy efficiency thresholds for the District’s BEPS program, you may want to consider one of the […]

Net Zero is Now

Why Small Steps Can Help Us Tackle a Big Goal By Patrick Kunze, President As jurisdictional deadlines approach and cities announce goals for Zero Carbon 2030 or Net Zero Energy (NZE) by 2030, our partners from the building industry remain concerned: how are we going to reach these aggressive goals in the next nine years? At GHT […]

GHT Limited Celebrates Energy Efficiency Day

Members of GHT’s Sustainable Programs Studio and Operations & Energy Services Studio Share Important Tips on Saving Energy October 7, 2020, is Energy Efficiency Day! Energy Efficiency Day is a day that brings together a growing network of advocates, companies, government agencies, utilities, and others who showcase the benefits of energy efficiency. This year marks […]

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