GSA’s energy retrofit program issues largest ever call to accelerate progress toward net zero buildings through President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda
May 10, 2023
Inflation Reduction Act funding will enable hundreds of millions of dollars in energy and cost-saving improvements at 41 facilities
WASHINGTON – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) issued its largest ever notice of opportunity under its National Deep Energy Retrofit program this week, announcing its intent to leverage funding from the Inflation Reduction Act for projects in four states and the District of Columbia. The projects will accelerate the agency’s efforts to achieve President Biden’s goal to achieve net-zero emissions in the federal buildings portfolio by 2045, and are part of his Investing In America agenda to rebuild the economy, create good-paying jobs, and accelerate the deployment of clean energy.
Through Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs), GSA intends to use Inflation Reduction Act funding to bring energy and cost-saving improvements to 41 facilities, including 17 in the DC area and 24 across Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The projects, with an estimated value of more than $300 million, will aim to convert facilities to all-electric, rather than relying on onsite fossil fuels equipment, and promote opportunities to achieve net zero operations.
“This historic call for proposals is another example of how GSA is making meaningful progress towards decarbonization and net zero buildings - while delivering savings to taxpayers and a healthier future for the next generation,” said GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan. “We’re excited to partner with innovative energy service companies to rapidly accelerate our progress toward achieving a net zero federal footprint - and create good-paying jobs along the way.”
As part of the White House’s Climate Smart Buildings Initiative, GSA's National Deep Energy Retrofit program helps modernize federal buildings to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce site energy consumption by renovating buildings to maximize reductions in onsite energy use. These projects will also help support GSA’s efforts to meet the recently released Federal Building Performance Standard and convert buildings to all-electric buildings in which none of the equipment will use onsite fossil fuel combustion.
About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement and shared services for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet, overseeing approximately $75 billion in annual contracts, and delivering technology services that serve millions of people across dozens of federal agencies. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best customer experience and value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services to the government and the American people. For more information, visit GSA.gov and follow us at @USGSA.