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.
- GPG-049: Lightweight Secondary Windows, November 2021*
- GPG-048: Lightweight Quad-Pane Windows, November 2021*
- GPG-036: Dual-Zone Indoor Shades, September 2018
- GPG-033: Electrochromic Windows for Office Space, November 2017*
- GPG-032: Low-E Window Film, February 2017*
- GPG-032: Electrochromic Windows for Land Ports of Entry, May 2015*
- GPG-017: Solar Control Films, January 2015
- GPG-011: Vacuum Insulated Panels for Roofing Applications, March 2014
- GPG-010: Chromogenic Windows: Electrochromic and Thermochromic, March 2014
- GPG-007: Hi-R Low-E Window Retrofit System, December 2013*
*M&V results demonstrate deployment potential for GSA
Emerging Building Technologies’ two programs — Green Proving Ground (GPG) and Pilot to Portfolio (P2P) enable GSA to make sound investment decisions in next-generation building technologies based on their real-world performance.