Request for Information
GSA, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to obtain responses from vendors and other interested parties on resource-efficient technologies that improve commercial building health and resilience.
Responses will be evaluated and considered for inclusion in the GSA Proving Ground (GPG) program (for federally-owned facilities) or voluntary partnership programs facilitated by DOE (for privately-owned facilities), or both. Project results are intended to help validate the technical and operational characteristics of the technology and its potential for future deployment.
This year’s RFI is focused on three broad categories of resource-efficient technologies:
- Integrated solutions that maintain indoor air quality without compromising energy efficiency. Example technologies of interest include:
- Multi-zonal sensing and control
- Higher performance filtration
- Improved air sealing in ducts
- Technologies that extend passive survivability and support continuity of operations during grid disruption. Technologies of interest include:
- Advanced opaque retrofit envelope technologies that support passive heating, cooling, and ventilation
- Window retrofit approaches
- Phased control or load coordination
- Software solutions to enable control and prioritization of power to critical loads
- Water conservation technologies that support continued facility operation when the water supply is disrupted
- U.S. manufactured technologies that support the production of electrical energy through photovoltaics (PV). Technologies of interest include:
- High-efficiency PV with improved materials construction, fabrication process and/or installation methods
- Building-integrated photovoltaics
- Innovative PV and storage systems
Information submitted in response to this RFI must propose measurable success criteria, including:
- Impact of the technology or solution in terms of duration of maintained services for productivity, continuity of operations, improved indoor air quality, and occupant comfort; and
- Impact of the technology or solution in terms of payback, energy savings or utility cost savings, or any combination of the foregoing, at the technology and whole- building level.
Technologies will be considered, by one or both programs, for third-party measurement and verification in occupied, operational buildings.
Review and Complete the RFI
- Read the GSA Proving Ground Solicitation #JEZ47PA0121R0000
- Review RFI Application Questions [PDF - 230 KB]
- Submit RFI Response Online (Deadline 12/4/20, 11:59 pm ET)
WEBINAR: GPG and DOE will host a webinar on November 5th at 1 pm ET about what it means to participate, and how to apply.
EMAIL: For additional information: email@example.com
GSA IT SECURITY: Network-based devices and application software hosted internally to GSA's network, as well as cloud-based software solutions must adhere to Federal and GSA-specific IT security standards. Note: These guidelines are applicable only to the GPG program. IT security requirements for DOE will be determined on a case-by-case basis.