Request for Information

RFI will open Fall 2019

GSA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are requesting information about building technologies that:

  1. Have the potential to lower the operating costs of commercial buildings.
  2. Can demonstrate promising early-stage performance results.
  3. Have the potential to provide, through measurement and verification, evidence that supports decision-making on deployment.

Technologies submitted in response to this RFI will be considered for inclusion in GSA’s GPG program, the DOE High Impact Technology (HIT) Catalyst program, or both. Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Performance
  • Cost savings
  • Deployment potential
  • Project value
  • Technical risk
  • Business viability

This year, GPG and HIT have prioritized technologies in the following two categories.

Behind-the-Meter Load Optimization - Technologies that optimize behind-the-meter generation, building loads, storage, or any combination of these, to provide resiliency, energy efficiency, and/or enable participation in dynamic rate structures.

Improving Overall Building Operations and Maintenance - Technologies that either help operators better understand when buildings are not functioning within operational or design parameters, or dynamically correct these faults without operator intervention. This may include tools that enable the identification, prioritization, and improvement of physical building components or software systems, or both.

Technologies will be considered, by one or both programs, for third-party measurement and verification in occupied, operational buildings.

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More Information

WEBINAR: GPG and HIT Catalyst hosted a webinar on November 16th about the programs, what it means to participate, and how to apply.

FAQ: Read Frequently Asked Questions [PDF - 436 KB]

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GSA IT SECURITY: The following resources are provided for applicants with technologies that contain IT components. Please indicate your technology's level of compliance in your application, and describe how any non-compliance may be overcome. Note: These guidelines are applicable only to the GPG program. IT security requirements for HIT Catalyst will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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.

The DOE’s HIT Catalyst program facilitates the assessment of high impact technologies in commercial buildings. The program aims to transform the market for these technologies through partnerships with the commercial buildings industry, federal leaders, regional non-profits, utilities and efficiency organizations.

HIT Catalyst will facilitate matchmaking of selected technologies with commercial building partners (which may include privately owned buildings, federally owned buildings outside of GSA’s jurisdiction, and institutional buildings, or regional technology demonstration initiatives).

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