Posts Tagged: ECOs

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 […]

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 […]

Join GHT at the 2014 Building Energy Summit

The 2014 Building Energy Summit – Shaping the Future of Efficient Buildings, will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC on April 1, 2014. GHT is an Emerald Sponsor of the event – an executive forum for building owners/managers, directors of sustainability, energy managers, engineers, federal and state government officials, consultants and […]

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, […]

DDOE Energy Benchmarking: How Does It Affect You?

A city-wide Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory found that 60% of Washington, DC’s total carbon footprint is attributed to non-residential buildings, both federal and privately owned. Concluding that reducing building energy and water use would be the most effective strategy to curb those emissions, the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) initiated a benchmarking program […]

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 […]

Detailed Energy Metering Can Benefit Tenants and Owners

When implemented properly, detailed energy metering and tracking can benefit both tenants and building owners. Measuring energy use provides a benchmark for improvement, and when payment is directly tied to usage, consumption goes down. There are several important considerations in designing a strategy that will work for you. Decreased energy use will benefit an owner […]

Energy Audits – A First Step to Energy Conservation and Savings

An energy audit can help you quickly assess your building’s operating efficiency and identify potential opportunities to improve its performance. The results allow owners, tenants, and property managers to understand current building energy usage and how it is distributed across the building’s many components. Energy audits can be divided into distinct levels of cost and […]