Energy Management

The Green Proving Ground program has commissioned Department of Energy National Laboratories to perform real-world measurement and verification of the following technologies in pilot installations in federally-owned buildings. Preliminary technology assessments are available below as PDFs.

Preliminary Technology Assessments

In the News: From the 2016 Program Lineup

Wireless Sensors and Analytics [PDF - 216 KB] This technology tests the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) by using relatively inexpensive and easy-to-install wireless, lighting-fixture-based sensors that detect and record changes in occupancy, temperature, visible light, infrared radiation, and LED power consumption. Findings available 2018.

 

Circuit-Level Energy Monitoring [PDF - 213 KB] This technology analyzes energy use in real time on a circuit-by-circuit basis. Compared to traditional submetering, the data delivered is more granular and installation promises to be less costly. Findings available 2017.

Passive Thermal Storage Platform [PDF - 211 KB] This HVAC optimization tool leverages the physical structure and contents of large commercial buildings to store thermal energy and reduce peak energy use. Findings available 2016.

Predictive HVAC Optimization [PDF - 217 KB] This cloud-based software layers weather and building-use data on top of existing building automation systems to optimize HVAC operational strategies per each 24-hour period. This evaluation will be hosted as a joint effort with the Department of Energy. Findings available 2016.

 

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The Green Proving Ground program leverages GSA’s real estate portfolio to test innovative building technologies and provide recommendations on their deployment.

 

Last Reviewed 2016-09-27