Emerging Building Technologies
Accurately tracks energy consumption, <2% measurement error.
Seeking resource-efficient technologies that maintain healthy indoor air, increase building resilience, and improve onsite PV.
The supplemental system reduced blowdown by 52% and overall cooling tower water use by 15%.
Alternative water treatment systems were shown to maintain water quality, save water, and reduce cooling tower cleaning, with payback under three years.
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.
Test-bed measurement and verification (M&V) - published reports, infographics and summary documents in the following categories:
Deployment support - resources for GPG-proven technologies:
Improving building health and resilience
GPG, in collaboration with DOE, has selected five innovative building technologies for pilot evaluation in GSA facilities. The technologies were chosen in response to GSA’s most recent RFI seeking resource-efficient technologies that improve commercial building health and resilience. The five American-made technologies include an automated method for sealing the building envelope, nanofiber air filters, an HVAC dehumidification system, a new HVAC motor design, and snap-on window insulation panels.