Innovative Technologies to Improve Federal and Commercial Buildings

VISION UPDATE: October 4, 2016

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a joint Request for Information (RFI) this week for next-generation building technologies in support of their respective Green Proving Ground (GPG) and High Impact Technology (HIT) Catalyst programs. The RFI seeks information from industry stakeholders, commercial organizations, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations on technologies that have the potential to improve economic and environmental performance in federal and commercial buildings, in the following five categories:

•Smart Energy Analytics
•Cold Climate Heat Pumps
•Fans and Blowers
•Chillers, Refrigerants, and Alternatives to Vapor Compressor HVAC
•Water conservation and reuse

Interested parties are asked to provide more details on their innovative building technologies by completing the joint GPG/HIT Catalyst RFI. GPG works with third-party evaluators to test pre- and early-commercial sustainable building technologies in federally owned buildings. GPG provides deployment recommendations for effective technologies throughout GSA’s portfolio to help GSA meet its sustainability goals and lead market transformation. Following favorable evaluation results, nine GPG-evaluated technologies have been deployed across over 200 facilities in GSA’s portfolio. For more information about the RFI and GSA’s GPG program, please visit


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Last Reviewed 2016-10-04