Posts Tagged: Cost Savings

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 […]

GHT Limited Welcomes Robert Griffin, CPA as Director of Finance and Human Resources

Arlington, VA (September 25, 2017) – GHT Limited (GHT), a leading DC metro area mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering firm, welcomes Robert (Bob) Griffin, CPA as Director of Finance and Human Resources. Griffin brings to GHT, more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of financial management and accounting. He started his career […]

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 Management Strategies Can Help Reduce the Impact of Rising Electricity Costs

As electricity costs continue to rise, building owners and operators – and tenants with triple net leases – must keep a constant eye on energy use. To help you manage your efforts, consider the following recommendations for spot-checks you can implement right away, as well as strategies for long-term energy efficiency. Start Now Tenant Check-In […]

Occupancy vs. Vacancy Sensors

Occupancy sensors provide automated lighting control in enclosed offices, open work spaces, and shared amenity spaces; they are typically deployed with automatic on, automatic off, and time delay settings. When an occupant enters a controlled space, the occupancy sensor indexes lights to ‘ON’ without requiring manual operation of a wall switch. When the occupant exits, […]

The Path to Energy Efficiency for Existing Buildings

When designing a new building, the effort to be energy efficient can be fairly straightforward: Use available technology and design techniques to present the optimum combination of upfront costs and anticipated operating costs to fit the building owner’s goals and plans for use. However, when evaluating an existing building, or portfolio of buildings, discovering the […]

Raise Ceiling Heights with a DOAS System

Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS) have been gaining popularity as an HVAC solution, largely due to the significant energy savings they make possible. Another benefit of these systems is that they typically use only one-third of the space compared to a traditional forced air HVAC system. This space savings can make a huge difference for […]

Why Plug Loads Matter

The building industry has made significant progress with integrating energy conservation into standard operating procedures. Advancements in building systems, envelopes, and controls have led to reduced energy use, more sustainable environments, and a healthier bottom line. The benefits are well documented. With this backdrop, the current state of plug loads in commercial office buildings, particularly […]

The Best Value Applications of SSL/LED Lighting

New tools and technologies that help create high performance buildings seem to spring up daily and evolve quickly. One of the most promising advancements is solid state lighting (SSL), which includes both light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light emitting diode (OLED) lighting. To easily understand the excitement over the potential energy savings SSL solutions could […]

Thinking Inside the Box: A New Twist on Proven Technologies

GHT recently held an internal competition to recognize the most innovative MEP engineering solution developed by our staff in 2011. We were expecting the votes to pour in for designs using the newest, coolest products, but the top honor went to a solution that was developed by combining elements of products that have been on […]

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