About Green Proving Ground (GPG)

Since its inception in 2011, the Green Proving Ground (GPG) program has evaluated dozens of next-generation building technologies in real-world operational settings, recommending the most promising for deployment within GSA's real estate portfolio. By discovering best-of-breed innovative technologies early in their development and placing them strategically within federal properties, we help ensure GSA's leadership position within the commercial building industry and contribute to GSA's sound investment decisions, which greatly benefit the American taxpayer.

2017, GREEN PROVING GROUND, GSA drives building performance beyond business-as-usual. Leading by example GPG accelerates market acceptance by assessing innovative buildingtechnologies in real world environments and deploying those that deliver.GPG helps technology bridge the valley of deathand accelerates market acceptance by: Selecting promising technologies at the edgeof commercialization. Piloting technology installations within GSA’s real-estate portfolio.  Partnering with Department of Energy national laboratories to evaluate real-world performance. Identifying technologies with broad deploymentpotential for GSA.  GPG results provide actionable datato enable GSA to make sound investment decisions. 43 published reports. 27 identified technologies.15 deployed technologies.$16M in annual cost avoidance. [PDF - 195 KB]

Last Reviewed: 2021-09-08