What is GPG?
GSA’s Green Proving Ground (GPG) program began in 2011 as an innovative response to Executive Order 13514, and continues in support of Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade issued 19 March 2015. To meet our target sustainability goals and enable the realization of net zero buildings, federal agencies must develop effective ways of reducing energy use, water consumption, and carbon emissions. GPG leverages GSA’s real estate portfolio to test innovative building technologies and provide recommendations on their deployment. By evaluating technologies in the pre- or early-commercial stages of development, GPG facilitates and accelerates the transition between bench-scale technology and commercial viability.