GHT Limited, a DC metro area mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering firm, announces the launch of its Operations and Energy Services (OES) studio, which provides support for buildings throughout their lifecycle. GHT’s OES team offers solutions to MEP system challenges that impact efficiency and functionality, with a focus on enhancing building performance and asset values.
The group partners with facility owners, property managers, and building engineers to deliver building energy services, commissioning, and building operations consulting. Expertise offered by GHT’s OES studio includes LEED and retro-commissioning, energy audits, energy modeling, ENERGY STAR benchmarking, feasibility studies, MEP system troubleshooting and remediation, and forensic evaluations.
GHT President Paul O’Brien, PE, LEED AP ID+C remarks, “As buildings are expected to achieve continually higher performance targets, it is clear that a great design is just the beginning of the solution. After occupancy, there is an undeniable connection between how a building is operated, how MEP systems perform, and how building energy is managed. GHT has provided consulting on those elements for many years, and the growing demand led us to formally unite our operations and energy services in a dedicated studio that is focused on helping our clients meet their building performance goals.” He adds, “The OES studio is a seamless extension of our MEP engineering design studios for building systems and interiors. All three studios collaborate and inform each other, working in partnership to approach our projects from a building lifecycle perspective.”
GHT Senior Principal Robert Menuet, PE, CEM leads the OES studio. “GHT’s OES team has an interest in sustaining the built environment,” he says. “This is a direct result of our collective experience with designing MEP systems, providing all levels of commissioning, and operating buildings – we see the big picture, and we are uniquely qualified to help optimize building performance.”
Menuet continues, “Our team includes Professional Engineers, Certified Energy Managers, Building Energy Modeling Professionals, LEED Accredited Professionals, Certified Commissioning Professionals, Licensed Operating Engineers, and Master Electricians. They recognize the challenges our clients face, and they understand how to blend theory with practical applications to deliver real world solutions.”
For more information on how GHT’s OES services provide support for buildings throughout their lifecycle, visit www.ghtltd.com/what-we-do/oes.
Based in Arlington, VA, GHT helps optimize building performance, providing sustainable mechanical, electrical, and MEP engineering services for commercial office buildings, tenant interiors, and government properties, as well as institutional, hospitality, and mission critical environments. GHT's areas of expertise include MEP system design, commissioning, building energy services, and real estate advisory services. Learn more about GHT at www.ghtltd.com.