Posts Tagged: Energy Efficiency

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 […]

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 […]

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