Building Envelope

Buildings represent 39% of U.S. energy consumption and 38% of U.S. CO2 emissions

The building envelope acts as a thermal barrier. As such, it plays a vital role. It helps regulate interior temperatures. It also helps determine the amount of energy required to establish a comfortable indoor environment.

Published Building Envelope Reports

The GPG program, working with federal laboratories, has tested the following technologies in GSA buildings. Here are the published results, most recent on top.

*M&V results demonstrate deployment potential for GSA

The Center for Emerging Building Technologies’ three programs—Green Proving Ground (GPG), Pilot to Portfolio (P2P), and Applied Innovation Learning Lab (AILL)—enable GSA to make sound investment decisions in next-generation building technologies based on their real-world performance.

Last Reviewed: 2023-03-29