Request for Information
In support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal to achieve net-zero emissions, economywide, by 2050 the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has released a request for information (RFI) about technologies that will help achieve net-zero carbon buildings. Technologies submitted to the RFI should be early commercial, and ready for evaluation in occupied, operational buildings, and can include software and cloud-based solutions.
This year’s RFI is focused on emerging technologies that:
- Improve Operating Efficiency and Promote Healthy Workplaces
- Enable Whole Building Electrification
- Facilitate GHG and Carbon Reduction
- Provide On-site Energy Generation and Storage Systems
- Deliver Electric Fleet and Load Management Solutions
“We’re excited to hear from industry about the emerging technologies that can help build on GSA’s success in greening our footprint catalyzing innovation through programs like Green Proving Ground program,” said GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan. “The Inflation Reduction Act will provide even more opportunities for us to transform federal buildings into high-performing, high-tech testbeds for clean energy innovation.”
Information submitted in response to this RFI must propose measurable success criteria, at the technology and whole building level that, where applicable:
- Reduce GHG emissions
- Reduce primary energy (including electricity and fuel)
- Enable on-site energy generation
- Achieve reasonable simple payback periods
- Demonstrate novel financing approaches
Teaming and Partners
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. Submissions by a team should identify the team lead.
Technologies will be considered, by one or both programs, for third-party measurement and verification in occupied buildings.
Submit an application by December 9, 2022
- Read the GSA Green Proving Ground solicitation #FY23RFI101122
- Review RFI application questions [PDF - 230 KB]
- Submit RFI response online (deadline 12/9/2022, 11:59 pm ET)
- Webinar: GSA and DOE hosted a webinar to review what it means to participate, and how to apply.
- FAQ: Read RFI Frequently Asked Questions [PDF - 170 KB]
- Email: For additional information, email@example.com
GSA IT Security: Network-based devices and application software hosted internally to GSA's network, as well as cloud-based software solutions must adhere to Federal and GSA-specific IT security standards. Note: These guidelines are applicable only to the GPG program. IT security requirements for DOE will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
- IT Policy and Governance
- GSA IT Procurement Language and Policy
About the Green Proving Ground program
The GPG program enables GSA to make sound investment decisions in next-generation building technologies based on their real-world performance. Technologies selected for participation in the GPG program will be piloted in one or more federal buildings for measurement and verification by third-party evaluators. Tested technologies must be gifted to the federal government as outlined in 40 U.S.C. 3175.
About DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The mission of DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is to accelerate the research, development, demonstration, and deployment of technologies and solutions to equitably transition America to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions economy-wide by no later than 2050, and ensure the clean energy economy benefits all Americans, creating good paying jobs for the American people—especially workers and communities impacted by the energy transition and those historically underserved by the energy system and overburdened by pollution.