Operations and Facilities Management

GSA owns and operates thousands of federal properties. Given GSA’s commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency, Applied Research looked for ways to improve operations and facilities management at these properties. Research areas focused on increasing efficiency through better usage of data and achieving energy savings through improved facility design.

Research projects in this area included the following:

  • Smart Buildings – A feasibility study for Smart Building technologies led to GSA’s adoption of a Smart Buildings strategy.
  • Data Centers – A close look at data centers resulted in a practical guide for facility managers who want to reduce energy use and improve air quality.
  • Lighting – Pilot studies of advanced digital lighting controls and evaluations of Recovery Act-funded lighting retrofits.
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