GSA, DOE Seek Promising Technologies to Improve Building Performance

GSA’s Green Proving Ground, DOE’s HIT Catalyst Programs Issue RFI for Emerging Building Technologies

WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) jointly issued a Request for Information (RFI) this week for innovative, transformational green 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 non-profit organizations on technologies that have the potential to improve economic and environmental performance in federal and commercial buildings.

The RFI demonstrates one way GSA and DOE are collaborating to conserve energy and reduce carbon pollution following a Memorandum of Understanding executed in February 2015.

“GSA is proud to partner with DOE on this initiative,” says Steve Sakach, the Assistant Commissioner for the Public Buildings Services’ Facilities Management and Services Programs. “Working together will lead to smart decisions that lead to better value for the American taxpayer, more productive work environments for our federal partners, and a more sustainable future for our country.”

About the Request for Information

The RFI invites technology manufacturers and industry stakeholders to submit information on promising technologies, which will be used to identify technologies for evaluation through the GPG program, HIT Catalyst program, or both. Selected technologies will be matched with federally owned buildings or commercial buildings, respectively, to pilot measurement and verification by third-party evaluators. Project results are intended to help spur deployment of high impact technologies, and to inform public and private sector investment decisions.

This year, the RFI is seeking technologies in the following five categories: energy management, window attachments, fans and blowers, renewable energy, and water conservation and reuse.

The RFI will be open to applications until Friday, December 11, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST. Parties interested in submitting information can review the RFI on FedBizOpps.gov, available directly at http://goo.gl/bdE5Fg. Please direct inquiries on the RFI to gpg+2016@gsa.gov.

About the Green Proving Ground

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 environmental sustainability goals and lead market transformation. Following favorable evaluation results, five GPG-evaluated technologies have been deployed across approximately 200 facilities in GSA’s portfolio. For more information about the RFI and GSA’s GPG program, please visit www.gsa.gov/gpg.

About the High Impact Technology Catalyst

DOE’s HIT Catalyst program supports the adoption of cost-effective, underutilized commercial building energy efficiency technologies by facilitating the assessment of high impact technologies in commercial buildings.  The HIT Catalyst program aims to transform the market for these technologies through partnerships with the commercial buildings industry through the Better Buildings Alliance, federal leaders, regional non-profits, utility programs, and energy efficiency organizations. For more information about HIT Catalyst, please visit buildings.energy.gov/hitcatalyst.

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Last Reviewed 2015-10-05