Sources: U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Through its Green Proving Ground program, GSA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) inviting industry, commercial interests, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations to outline technologies that have the potential to improve federal buildings’ economic and environmental performance—especially through lower energy, water and operational costs.
Chosen technologies are evaluated in federal buildings to assist a) the agency in increasing facility efficiency, and b) the industry in deploying new construction materials, products, methods and practices into the broader market. Notable Green Proving Ground project findings will support the evolution of performance specifications for the GSA portfolio—9,200 owned or leased buildings across the country—and may inform decision making within Federal agencies and the real estate industry.
Technologies appropriate for measurement and validation must be sufficiently mature that all required laboratory or other proof-of-concept work has been completed. Commercial technologies broadly in use are not considered appropriate Green Proving Ground candidates. The GSA Request for Information is open through December 9, and can be viewed at FedBizOpps.gov. Additional information on GSA’s Green Proving Ground Program can be obtained at www.gsa.gov/GPG.