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DC Construction Code Changes

A Downloadable PDF version of our DC Construction Code Changes white paper is available here.  On May 29, 2020, the District of Columbia (DC) construction codes were changed from the 2012 International Codes Council (ICC) code suite to the 2015 ICC codes, except for the District’s Green Code which will continue to reference the 2012 […]

Returning to the Workplace: The Impact of COVID-19 on HVAC Systems

Disclaimer: All organizations and individuals should consult state and local jurisdictional requirements, as well as monitor daily information updates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), to make educated decisions about returning to the workplace. GHT Limited has done its best to ensure the information provided and resources referenced […]

Leasing Space with a Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS)

To maximize building energy efficiency, GHT recommends adopting a Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS). Learn more about the benefits a DOAS can deliver to tenants and building owners and how a DOAS saves energy and space compared to other HVAC systems. What is a DOAS? DOAS stands for Dedicated Outdoor Air System. It is a […]

Cut Energy Bills in High Rise Restrooms

GHT Principal and Building Energy Services Section Head Jeffrey Salay, PE, CEM, LEED AP weighs in on strategies to cut energy bills and usage in restrooms for High Rise Facilities magazine. Download the PDF above or read the article on the magazine’s website.   Download the PDF

USGBC Policy Case Study: “Washington, DC: Building a Green Code.”

GHT Senior Principal Patrick Kunze, PE, LEED AP reflects on the process of adopting DC’s first green construction code in USGBC’s policy case study, “Washington, DC: Building a Green Code.” Patrick served as a voting member on the Green Technical Advisory Group (TAG) subcommittee of Washington DC’s Construction Codes Coordinating Board (CCCB). Download the PDF […]

Designing High Performance Buildings Using 189.1

GHT Senior Principal Patrick A. Kunze, PE, LEED AP discusses ASHRAE 189.1 and high performance building design in Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s November 2013 issue. Download the PDF above or read the article online. Download the PDF

Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Plumbing Design

GHT Senior Associate and Plumbing Section Head James A. Yang, PE, CPD, LEED AP BD+C shares best practices on using Building Information Modeling (BIM) for plumbing design in Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s August 2013 issue. He also discusses how the use of 3-D modeling software creates deeper project knowledge, delivers a more robust product, and can reduce […]

Highlights of the DC Green Construction Code

GHT Senior Principal Patrick A. Kunze, PE, LEED AP discusses the highlights of DC’s proposed new green construction code in the February/March 2013 issue of The Washington Building Congress (WBC) Bulletin. Download the PDF or read the article online. Download the PDF

Focus on Data Centers

GHT Senior Principal Rob Menuet contributed his thoughts on data center trends to Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s MEP Roundtable, published in the January 2013 issue. Download the complete PDF below or read online excerpts: Focus on data centers: Trends Focus on data centers: HVAC Focus on data centers: Sustainability Focus on data centers: Automation and Controls Focus […]

Case Study of a LEED Platinum Tenant Space: Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) profiles the sustainable design features that helped it achieve a certification level of Platinum under the LEED for Commercial Interiors™ rating system for its Washington, DC office, which placed in the top 1% of LEED certified projects worldwide. Authored by NRDC’s Radhika Khosla, the case study includes energy reduction and […]

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