Posts Tagged: Operations

Expediting Permits with DCRA’s New Velocity Program

Q&A with Senior Principal Matthew Jacobs on New Plan Review Service   GHT Chartered recently served as the MEP Engineer on one of the first tenant interiors fit-out project to go through the Velocity program, a new permit expediting service offered by the Department of Columbia’s Regulatory and Consumer Affairs (DCRA). We sat down with […]

Is Your Building at Risk? | How to Prevent a Legionnaires’ Outbreak

Building owners and operators should be aware of recent changes regarding recommended measures to protect building water systems against Legionella contamination. Prior measures, largely focused on inhibiting biological growths within cooling towers may not suffice to protect building occupants from exposure to this dangerous infection-causing bacterium which can grow in any building water system. Though […]

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 […]

GHT Limited Announces the Promotion of Ten Staff Members

Firm Names Six New Senior Associates and Four New Associates Arlington, VA (December 5, 2017) – GHT Limited (GHT), a leading DC metro area mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering consulting firm, recently promoted ten staff members. The firm proudly announces the promotion of six new senior associates and four new associates. “I am thrilled […]

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 […]

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. […]

Prepare Your Buildings for Colder Weather Now

Whether or not this coming winter will be as severe as last year’s, preparations for wintertime should begin well before colder temperatures set in. Building Owners, Operators, and Architects can all play a role in protecting buildings from cold weather. There are a number of common sense, standard preventive measures typically employed by most facility […]

Stay Competitive with Exceptional Project Management

The pressure to deliver projects with the highest quality, most competitive price, and at a record pace is as fierce as ever in the AEC industry. Achieving these outcomes requires exceptional project management – but design professionals rarely receive training in this skillset before entering the workforce. So how can professional services firms equip their […]