Posts Categorized: Perspectives

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, 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) Update August 31, 2021: Proposed rulemaking and compliance guidance were just released for the Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS).  On Friday, July 23, 2021, the DC Register released the proposed rulemaking for the Building Energy Performance Standards. The Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) has also published the BEPS Compliance Guidebook, which […]

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