Posts Tagged: Building Operations

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 […]

Notes From the 2018 Montgomery County Energy Summit

Montgomery County Energy Summit Highlights   This year’s Montgomery County Energy Summit, hosted by Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and USGBC National Capital Region’s Montgomery County Committee focused on the latest trends in commercial energy efficiency and renewable energy to create a greener built environment. Below, we’ve summarized three notable sessions we attended […]

Is Your Building at Risk? | How to Prevent a Legionnaires’ Outbreak

Building owners and operators should be aware of recent changes regarding recommended measures to protect building water systems against Legionella contamination. Prior measures, largely focused on inhibiting biological growths within cooling towers may not suffice to protect building occupants from exposure to this dangerous infection-causing bacterium which can grow in any building water system. Though […]

Building an Addition in DC? Here’s 5 Things You Need to Know

  With a surge of new Class A commercial office buildings entering the DC market, existing property owners are considering how best to upgrade their buildings to attract and retain top tenants. High-visibility rooftop amenity spaces and two-story glass lobbies are renovation musts, especially in light of recent changes to DC zoning laws which favor […]

The Case for ECMs: How Upfront Investments Yield Big Returns

ECMs or Energy Conservation Measures, have the ability to bring big returns to building operating budgets, if correctly implemented and maintained. This was the case for the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill – in 2014, GHT Limited’s Operations and Energy Services (OES) team partnered with the Hyatt’s building engineering team to perform an energy analysis […]

Major Changes Coming to ENERGY STAR Program in 2018

EPA Announces 2018 Planned Changes to ENERGY STAR Program at Commercial Buildings Partner Meeting Yesterday, GHT Limited joined over 1,000 building owners, managers and national energy efficiency experts as they gathered in Chicago, Illinois for the ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings Partner Meeting to preview planned changes to the program. Here are the key takeaways: ENERGY […]

Notes from the 2017 Montgomery County Energy Summit

This year’s Montgomery County Energy Summit, co-hosted by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and USGBC National Capital Region, provided a comprehensive look at the current state of green building in Montgomery County. There was an equal emphasis on the latest trends that increase efficiency and the economic/legislative developments that impact decision making. Below, […]

Energy Modeling to Predict Future Operational Expenses

Energy modeling, whether completed during design or post occupancy, can deliver a realistic snapshot of energy consumption in your property. GHT encourages developers and tenants alike to invest in energy modeling during the design phase. When utilized properly, the energy model can serve as a powerful tool, allowing the team to make better informed decisions relating […]

LEED v4 Penalizes Some ENERGY STAR Scores, Rewards Others

When LEED v4 takes effect on November 1, 2016, the minimum ENERGY STAR score for eligible buildings to fulfill the Energy + Atmosphere prerequisite for Minimum Energy Performance under LEED O+M: EB will increase from 69 to 75. This affects all applications, but has particular significance for buildings with an existing LEED O+M: EB certification. […]

Join GHT at the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) Expo

Visit Us in Booth 359 GHT Limited (GHT), a leading DC metro area mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering consulting firm, is excited to be an exhibitor at the 39th World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) on September 21st and 22nd at DC’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center. We are looking forward to connecting with fellow […]

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