Request for Information

In response to the latest RFI, GSA's Green Proving Ground (GPG) program, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), selected six innovative building technologies for evaluation in GSA's inventory. An additional three technologies will be tested through DOE’s commercial building partners.

Each fall, GPG, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), issues a request for innovative building technologies. Technologies selected are evaluated under dynamic, real-world conditions in federally or privately owned commercial buildings. Technology evaluations help inform public- and private-sector investment decisions, accelerating commercialization as well as adoption within the federal government and the commercial building industry.

"By using GSA-controlled facilities as a proving ground for innovative clean energy technologies, we can help spur new industries in areas such as energy-saving windows, smart pumps, microgrids, and more," said GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan. "This demonstrates how our facilities can serve as a catalyst for American innovation that can create good-paying, clean energy jobs, save money for taxpayers and leave our kids a healthier planet."

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 (EERE)

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.

Last Reviewed: 2022-07-28