GSA Seeks Promising Technologies to Improve Building Performance

WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) issued a Request for Information (RFI) this week for innovative, transformational green building technologies in support of its Green Proving Ground (GPG) program. The program is seeking information from industry stakeholders, commercial organizations, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations on technologies that have the potential to improve economic and environmental performance in federal buildings. On Tuesday, th¿e RFI ¿was highlighted at a ¿White House event announcing significant new private sector commitments and executive actions to reduce emissions of hydroflourocarbons (HFCs), powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.

About the Request for Information

The RFI invites technology manufacturers and industry stakeholders to submit information on promising technologies, which will be used in the selection process for technologies to test as part of GPG’s 2015 program. Selected technologies will be matched with federally owned buildings to pilot measurement and verification by objective third-party evaluators. Results from these evaluations will inform public- and private-sector investment decisions, and will help accelerate commercialization and adoption within GSA, other federal agencies, and the real estate industry.

The RFI will be open to applications until Friday, November 7, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST. Parties interested in submitting information can review the RFI on, available directly at Please direct inquiries on the RFI to

About the Green Proving Ground

The GPG program leverages GSA’s real estate portfolio to conduct real-world evaluations of the performance of emerging building technologies in regards to environmental performance, operational efficiency, economic value, and user satisfaction.For more information about the RFI and GSA’s GPG program, please visit

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