The US General Services Administration has issued a request for information (RFI) this week for green building technologies in support of its Green Proving Ground (GPG) program.
The program is seeking information from industry stakeholders, commercial organizations, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations on green technologies that have the potential to improve economic and environmental performance in federal buildings.
On Tuesday, the RFI was highlighted at a White House event announcing new private sector commitments and executive actions to reduce emissions of hydroflourocarbons, powerful greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
The RFI invites technology manufacturers and industry stakeholders to submit information on promising technologies, which will be used in the selection process for technologies to test as part of GPG’s 2015 program. Selected technologies will be matched with federally owned buildings to pilot measurement and verification by objective third-party evaluators. Results from these evaluations will inform public- and private-sector investment decisions, and will help accelerate commercialization and adoption within GSA, other federal agencies and the real estate industry, the agency says.
The RFI will be open to applications until Nov. 7, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.