Posts Tagged: Energy Efficiency

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 […]

Net Zero is Now

Why Small Steps Can Help Us Tackle a Big Goal By Patrick Kunze, President, and Meghan McAvoy, Sustainable Programs Manager As jurisdictional deadlines approach and cities announce goals for Zero Carbon 2030 or Net Zero Energy (NZE) by 2030, our partners from the building industry remain concerned: how are we going to reach these aggressive goals in […]

GHT Limited Celebrates Energy Efficiency Day

Members of GHT’s Sustainable Programs Studio and Operations & Energy Services Studio Share Important Tips on Saving Energy October 7, 2020, is Energy Efficiency Day! Energy Efficiency Day is a day that brings together a growing network of advocates, companies, government agencies, utilities, and others who showcase the benefits of energy efficiency. This year marks […]

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 […]

Maximizing Energy Efficiency During Unplanned Vacancies

An Energy Saving Checklist Disclaimer: During the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to appropriate regulations mandated by your state before completing the following tasks in your building.   As buildings become increasingly empty with occupants switching to remote working schedules to follow social distancing during COVID-19, it is the perfect time for facility operators to implement […]

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 […]

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