About Green Proving Ground (GPG)

Since it started in 2011, the Green Proving Ground (GPG) program has evaluated more than 80 next-generation building technologies in real-world operational settings. We use its results to recommend the most promising to deploy within GSA's real estate portfolio.

We discover best-of-breed innovative technologies early in their development and place them strategically within federal properties. Thus we help GSA lead the commercial building industry and contribute to GSA's sound investment decisions. Both benefit the U.S. 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: 2021-11-04