GSA and DOE Seek Promising Technologies to Improve Building Performance

GSA and DOE Seek Promising Technologies to Improve Building Performance


Today, GPG is proud to announce seven technologies selected from last year’s RFI, and the publication of a joint GSA/DOE Request for Information (RFI) seeking innovative building technologies for evaluation in federal and commercial buildings.

GPG’s seven new selected technologies

GPG would like to introduce and congratulate the following seven technologies selected for evaluation from last year’s RFI:

Continuous combustion control system: This combustion control system optimizes fuel mix in gas-fired boilers to increase boiler efficiency and reduce emissions, for an estimated gas savings of at least 8%.

Technology provided by Lumec Control Products, Inc.

Intelligent energy valves for hydronic systems: This technology reduces energy consumed by hydronic systems by maintaining an optimal temperature difference between fluid supply and return lines, reducing pump energy consumption by 30%.

Technology provided by Belimo Aircontrols (USA), Inc.

Daylight redirecting film: This window film redirects daylight through windows to the ceiling, to extend the daylight zone of your office up to threefold.

Technology provided by The 3M Company

Circuit-level energy monitoring: This technology collects and analyzes energy consumption in real time on a circuit-by-circuit basis for scalable device- and system-level energy intelligence, and includes cloud-based analytics that can encourage operational and behavioral changes.

Technology provided by Enertiv, Autodesk, Inc. and Panoramic Power.

Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV): In conjunction with DOE’s FLEXLAB at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, GPG will be evaluating windows with integrated BIPVs that offer the potential to improve the energy efficiency of the building envelope while simultaneously turning large surface areas into power generating assets.

Technology provided by Solaria Corporation

Smart ceiling fans: These ceiling fans monitor a room’s temperature and humidity to dynamically adjust fan speed for occupant comfort; during the summer, this can make people feel as much as 10˚F cooler and allows for air conditioning energy savings of 20-25%.

Technology provided by Big Ass Solutions

Smart scrubbers for HVAC load reduction: This technology reduces the volume of outside air required to maintain indoor air quality by using absorbent materials to selectively remove contaminants from HVAC airflow, for an estimated annual HVAC energy reduction of 20%.
Technology provided by enVerid Systems.

More information on these technologies and our 13 other ongoing evaluations can be found at GPG’s Ongoing Assessments webpage.

GSA/DOE Request for Information

Following a Memorandum of Understanding executed between GSA and DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) in February 2015 to conserve energy and reduce carbon pollution, GPG is hosting this year’s annual RFI in partnership with the DOE’s High Impact Technology (HIT) Catalyst program. 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, in the following five categories: energy management, window attachments, fans and blowers, renewable energy, and water conservation and reuse.GPG EERE logos-01

Please complete the joint GPG/HIT Catalyst RFI to let us know about your innovative building technology. If your technology is selected for evaluation through GPG’s program, HIT Catalyst demonstration projects, or both, it will be matched with federally owned buildings or commercial buildings, respectively, for measurement and verification by objective third-party evaluators. Project results are intended to help spur deployment of high impact technologies, and to inform public and private sector investment decisions.

About GSA’s Green Proving Ground program

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

About DOE’s 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 goal of the HIT Catalyst program is 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

RFI Quick Facts

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