Posts Categorized: Perspectives

Net Zero is Now

Why Small Steps Can Help Us Tackle a Big Goal By Patrick Kunze, President, and Meghan McAvoy, Sustainable Programs Manager 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 […]

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 […]

Reflection on Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network Annual Convention

Principal, Kristine Barr Shares Key Takeaways from the CREW Network 2020 Convention Day One CREW Convention 2020 was a lot different than what we are traditionally used to. For the first time, all of the keynotes, sessions, and networking opportunities were done virtually. I was unsure about how things would go, but then I remembered […]

DC Codes Update Brings More Changes for Commissioning Services Providers

Principal Ray Smith, CCP Outlines These Changes and How to Choose the Best Commissioning Provider   This year has brought significant changes to DC’s commercial real estate industry – perhaps the most notable include the latest issuance of Building Construction and Energy Codes from the District of Columbia. From DCRA’s official website: “The 2017 DC […]

Summer Interns Reflect on Their Time at GHT

Q&A With GHT’s Summer 2020 Interns This summer, GHT welcomed four interns, Mechanical Engineering Interns, Alec, Jen, and Natalya and Electrical Engineering Intern, Mo to our Interiors, Building Systems, and Operations and Energy Services (OES) studios. During their time with us, they gained firsthand experience in MEP Engineering, visited project sites, and participated in various […]

Maximizing Energy Efficiency During Unplanned Vacancies

An Energy Saving Checklist Disclaimer: During the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to appropriate regulations mandated by your state before completing the following tasks in your building.   As buildings become increasingly empty with occupants switching to remote working schedules to follow social distancing during COVID-19, it is the perfect time for facility operators to implement […]

ICYMI: Takeaways from Greenbuild 2019

Important Sustainability Trends in the Built Environment  GHT’s own Meghan McAvoy, Sustainable Programs Manager and Brad McNiff, Principal, recently attended a series of educational sessions focused on the betterment of building design at Greenbuild 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s theme was A New Living Standard and there was a renewed focus on health & […]

DC’s Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) Program

Important Updates Regarding DC Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) The DC government recently announced that the public comment period for the proposed Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) has been extended from February 2, 2021, to March 4, 2021. What is BEPS? BEPS builds on the benchmarking requirements implemented in 2015. The standards are based upon […]

Our Senior Experience | GHT Hosts High School Interns

  Liam Emson & Colin Meek Share Their GHT Senior Experience Each year, Yorktown High School hosts a program called Senior Experience, which provides an opportunity during the last three weeks of high school for interested seniors to participate in a unique transitional learning opportunity outside the school. This full-time experience can take more than […]

Creating a Culture of Courage | DC Women in Green

DC Women Making a Difference in Sustainable Building Spring in the USGBC-NCR community always brings the annual Women in Green Power Breakfast, a popular event featuring influential, multi-generational panelists making an impact in the green community. On Thursday, June 6, 2019, the National Capital Region of USGBC hosted this event at the Decatur House in […]

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