Green Proving Ground
GSA's Green Proving Ground (GPG) program leverages GSA's real estate portfolio to evaluate innovative sustainable building technologies and provide recommendations for their deployment. As of 2015, GSA has deployed five GPG technologies in 215 locations, resulting in annual energy savings of 170,000 MMBTU and life-cycle energy cost avoidance of $33 million. Three of these technologies have been deployed through Energy Savings Performance Contracts.
GPG assesses technologies in the following categories: building envelope, energy management, HVAC, lighting, water, and on-site power and renewables. Technologies tested by GPG include: