Posts Tagged: Project Management

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Are You Ready for Electronic Permitting?

Multiple jurisdictions in the Washington, DC metro area are transitioning from paper to digital drawing sets for permit submission. Though there are many similarities in each jurisdiction’s requirements, there are differences in the details that architects and engineers must understand to be compliant. These details are summarized below for Washington, DC; Arlington County, VA; Montgomery […]

Implementing the DC Green Construction Code

Following the adoption of the 2013 District of Columbia Construction Codes, including the new DC Green Construction Code, in March 2014, projects that must follow the “new” codes are underway and design teams are working their way through the transition. As a member of the Green Technical Advisory Group (TAG) that helped review and amend […]

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 […]

Behind the Scenes of DC’s First Green Construction Code

When the Council of the District of Columbia (DC) approved the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs’ (DCRA) adoption of updated building design and construction codes on March 28 this year, a pioneering event occurred: DC’s first green codes were created. DCRA’s Construction Codes Coordinating Board (CCCB) assigned each discipline-specific code to a Technical Advisory […]

Are You Ready for ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager Upgrades?

Portfolio Manager, the ENERGY STAR® benchmarking tool for buildings, is scheduled to undergo a significant upgrade this summer. Users will see improvements to usability and performance once implementation is complete in mid-July 2013. New features will include tabbed navigation that will allow users to quickly move between the portfolio and property levels; an intuitive Add […]

DC Getting Greener

The District of Columbia government is implementing long-planned changes to reduce energy and water use and improve the performance of both public and private buildings. The new requirements build upon the sustainable strategies introduced in the District’s Green Building Act of 2006 (GBA) and the Clean and Affordable Energy Act of 2008 (CAEA). Benchmarking As […]

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