GSA, DOE Issue RFI for Resource-Efficient Technologies that Improve Building Health and Resilience

October 7, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to obtain responses from vendors and other interested parties on resource-efficient technologies that improve commercial building health and resilience.

The RFI invites technology manufacturers and industry to submit information on technologies that are nearly ready for commercial use, or in the early stages of commercial application. Responses will be evaluated and considered for inclusion in the GSA Proving Ground (GPG) program (for federally-owned facilities) or voluntary partnership programs facilitated by DOE (for privately-owned facilities), or both. Project results are intended to help validate the technical and operational characteristics of the technology and its potential for future deployment.

This year’s RFI is focused on three broad categories of resource-efficient technologies:

  • Integrated solutions that manage indoor air quality without compromising energy efficiency. Example technologies of interest include multi-zonal sensing and control, higher performance filtration, and improved air sealing in ducts.
  • Technologies that extend passive survivability and support continuity of operations during grid disruption. Technologies of interest include advanced opaque retrofit envelope technologies that support passive heating, cooling and ventilation; window retrofit approaches; phased control or load coordination; software solutions to enable control and prioritization of power to critical loads; and water conservation technologies that support continued facility operation when the water supply is disrupted.
  • U.S. manufactured technologies that support the production of electrical energy through photovoltaics (PV). Technologies of interest include high-efficiency PV with improved materials construction, fabrication process and/or installation methods, building-integrated photovoltaics, and innovative PV and storage systems.

The RFI will be open for submissions until Friday, December 4, 2020. Responses to this RFI may be submitted by a single vendor or by a team. Submissions by a single vendor must include all capabilities required to deliver the proposed solution. Parties interested in submitting an application can review the RFI on beta.sam.gov, available directly at Solicitation #JEZ47PA0121R0000. Please direct inquiries regarding the RFI to gpg@gsa.gov. Members of the media should email questions to press@gsa.gov.

About GSA’s Proving Ground (GPG) Program

GSA’s Proving Ground program works with third-party evaluators to test innovative pre- and early-commercial building technologies in federally-owned buildings. The program enables GSA to make investment decisions in next-generation building technologies based on actual performance. Following favorable evaluation results, 23 GPG-evaluated technologies have been deployed in more than 500 facilities in GSA’s real-estate portfolio. For more information about the GPG program, please visit www.gsa.gov/gpg.

About GSA

The mission of GSA is to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission support services across the government. One of GSA’s four strategic goals is to save taxpayer money through better management of federal real estate.

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Last Reviewed: 2020-10-07