Posts Tagged: Building Performance

DC BEPS is Coming! 4 Things You Need to Know

What You Should Know about DC’s Latest Energy Legislation (Download the PDF timeline here!) What is BEPS? BEPS stands for the District’s Building Energy Performance Standards – and it’s a key component towards achieving the aggressive sustainability goals set forth by the District to become the healthiest, greenest, most livable city for all residents by […]

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 […]

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. […]

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Temporarily Accepting Partial Year Data

If you took part in the extended deadline for ENERGY STAR submissions as part of the 10-year anniversary celebration, you may be concerned that you won’t have a full year’s worth of utility data prior to the 2016 certification deadline. Good news! ENERGY STAR will accept partial year data this year so that you may […]

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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