Arlington, VA – GHT Limited (GHT), a leading DC metro area mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Principal James Yang, PE, CPD, GPD, LEED AP BD+C has earned the Green Plumbing Design (GPD) designation.

About the GPD Designation – via
The GPD certificate program, sponsored by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), is for engineers and designers with advanced skills in sustainable plumbing system design and consulting. Available only for engineers and designers who hold either the Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) certification or a Professional Engineer (PE) license, the GPD certificate denotes professionals with a high level of experience and training in sustainable practices. The GPD designation signifies professionals who are dedicated to ensuring the efficient use of our precious water resources via water-conserving plumbing system designs for commercial and residential applications. 

About James
James is a Principal at GHT as well as the firm’s Plumbing Discipline Leader and Plumbing Section Head for the Building Systems studio.

James delivers highly creative, technically exceptional designs for plumbing systems. He provides design guidance, technical support, quality control, and workload management, with a focus on thorough documentation and technical accuracy. James’ 20 years of experience includes plumbing and fire protection design, hydraulic calculation for fire protection, and construction phase services for a variety of commercial, governmental, and institutional projects.

In addition to his GPD designation, James is a registered professional mechanical engineer in Maryland, Certified Plumbing Designer, and LEED Accredited Professional. He holds a Journeyman Plumber license from the State of Colorado and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. James studied at the Hubei University of Automotive Technology. He is a member of the American Society for Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA); serves as an Alternate Member of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Plumbing and Fuel Gas Board; and is a member of the mechanical Technical Advisory Group (TAG) subcommittee of Washington DC’s Construction Codes Coordinating Board (CCCB).

About GHT Limited
GHT provides innovative mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering solutions for the built environment. Our approach integrates proven techniques with the latest technologies and sustainable design practices. In addition to MEP design and commissioning for base building systems and interiors, GHT offers operations and energy services that enhance building performance and real estate advisory services that inform investment decisions. For more than 50 years, GHT has helped improve efficiency and value for commercial, institutional, and government real estate in the Washington, DC region.

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