Posts Tagged: Building Performance

Important Updates Regarding BEPS Implementation in Montgomery County

Montgomery County introduced BEPS legislation (Bill 16-21) during the May 4th County Council session. This legislation was proposed to mitigate emissions in new and existing commercial and multifamily buildings in response to the county’s 2017 declaration of a climate emergency. This landmark piece of legislation will also help the county accelerate its climate goals to […]

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 […]

GHT Limited Recognized with Multiple Awards at USGBC-NCR’s 18th Annual Midsummer Night’s Green

Leading DC Metro Area MEP Firm Earns Recognition for Sustainable Business Practices and Meghan McAvoy Recognized as Member of the Year Arlington, VA (July 27, 2020) – GHT Limited (GHT), a leading DC metro area mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering consulting firm is pleased to announce the receipt of several awards at the 18th […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New AIA & GBCI Course Offerings from GHT Limited

Leading MEP Firm Adds Four New Course Offerings for AIA & GBCI Continuing Education Credits Arlington, VA (September 26, 2017) – GHT Limited (GHT), a leading DC Metro Area mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering consulting firm, is proud to announce four new AIA and GBCI accredited continuing education courses for architectural, engineering, and construction […]

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 […]

Energy Benchmarking Requirements Changing for City of Rockville

As of July 11, if you own a commercial property within the City of Rockville, you are now subject to Montgomery County energy benchmarking requirements. Below, we’ve broken down the new law step-by-step and identified resources to contact for further information. 1.Do I Have to Report? If you own a non-residential building, which exceeds 50,000-SF […]

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