Posts Tagged: Energy Efficiency

ENERGY STAR Scores Plummet Across DC Buildings:

How to Bounce Back The ENERGY STAR program for buildings and plants is a national program run by the EPA, which benchmarks a building’s energy performance against average building consumption.  This program takes user input, building data, and utility bills to calculate a building score from 1-100, which corresponds with the building’s overall energy performance. […]

Changes Coming to DC Green and Energy Codes

District of Columbia’s Proposed Green and Energy Codes Now Available for Review Joint Informational Session to be Hosted on November 5, 2018 UPDATED: October 15, 2018 at 2:56PM The District of Columbia’s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) has released the proposed Construction Code updates – this includes significant changes to the Green and […]

Overnight Efforts Bring Big Daytime Returns

Making the case for retro-commissioning  What is Retro-Commissioning? Retro-Commissioning (RCx), also called Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx), is a unique commissioning effort that can be undertaken for any or several of the following reasons: Earning LEED EBOM Certification Performing an ASHRAE Level II or Level III Energy Audit Pursuing ENERGY STAR certification Meeting contractual requirements of […]

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 […]

Apply Early to Stay Ahead of New ENERGY STAR Rating Method

ENERGY STAR & EPA Announce Official Date Changes Take Effect  Competition to achieve ENERGY STAR certification in the DC Metro Area grows every year, and with new regulations to ENERGY STAR scores quickly approaching, now is the time to re-certify. GHT has helped more than 70 building owners, property managers, and end users achieve the […]

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 […]

GHT Limited Recognized at 2017 Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards

Firm Earns Recognition for Multiple Projects  Arlington, VA (November 17, 2017) – GHT Limited (GHT), a leading DC metro area mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering consulting firm, received recognition on multiple awards in various categories at the 2017 Best of NAIOP Northern Virginia Awards ceremony last night. This awards event recognizes and celebrates significant […]

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 […]

GHT Limited Wins Multiple USGBC-NCR Awards

Firm Sweeps 2017 Community Leadership Awards Arlington, VA (August 1, 2017) – GHT Limited (GHT), a leading DC metro area mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering consulting firm, received multiple awards for outstanding achievements at U.S. Green Building Council-National Capital Region’s (USGBC-NCR) 16th Annual A Midsummer Night’s Green event on July 20, 2017.  Highlighted more […]

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