For more than 30 years, GHT has provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering design for new construction, renovation, and building energy projects at the National Geographic Society (NGS) headquarters. Our relationship began with a multi-phase project in the mid-1980s that included the construction of a new office building at 1600 M Street NW, historic renovation of Hubbard Memorial Hall, and renovation of an existing office building at 1145 17th Street NW.
Most recently, ongoing collaboration between GHT and NGS has focused on improving energy efficiency across the campus and supporting the achievement of LEED certifications/re-certifications and ENERGY STAR labels. Example projects include:
- Replacement of chillers and boilers
- Redesign of photography labs
- Renovation of the 4th floor at 1600 M Street NW
- ENERGY STAR benchmarking for 1600 M Street NW and 1145 17th Street NW
- ASHRAE Level I and II energy audits and a building energy model for the campus
Both 1600 M Street NW and 1145 17th Street NW have achieved a certification level of Gold under the LEED for Building Operations and Maintenance: Existing Buildings™ rating system. 1145 17th Street NW was the first facility in Washington, DC to achieve certification under that rating system.