GPG Program

RFI for Innovative Building Technologies, Closes Friday, December 8th at 11:59 ET

GSA’s Proving Ground (GPG) program and DOE’s High Impact Technology Innovation Catalyst (HIT Catalyst) program have issued a joint request for information (RFI) calling for innovative pre- and early-commercial technologies in two categories: Behind-the-Meter Load Optimization and Improving Overall Building Operations and Maintenance. Technologies selected will receive third-party measurement and verification in tenant-occupied, operational buildings. Read more about this year's RFI.

Published Findings

GPG has recently completed assessments of the following technologies:

Low-e Window Film

Linear LED Retrofits

Smart Ceiling Fans White Paper

Control Optimization System for Chiller Plants

Honeycomb Solar Thermal Collector

LED Downlight Lamps for CFL Fixtures

NOTE: GSA has found substantive issues with our test-bed evaluation of Variable-Speed Direct-Drive Screw Chiller technology, Report # GPG-031. Our paramount concern is to ensure that GPG test-bed evaluation outcomes are accurate, objective and credible. We have therefore withdrawn this report, findings and other summary material, pending revision. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. A final report will be released July 2017. Meanwhile, the overall recommendation from the M&V assessment remains unchanged. Both the variable-speed screw chiller and the magnetic bearing chiller should be considered for either new construction or end-of-life replacements. Both chillers performed effectively, offered similar integrated part load values (IPLV) and have rated energy consumption that is more than 35% better than FEMP standards for water-cooled chillers.

What Is GPG? The GPG program enables GSA to make sound investment decisions in next generation building technologies based on their real world performance.

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