GSA, DOE seek technologies to improve building performance

By U.S. General Services Administration | October 14, 2015

The U.S. General Services Administration and U.S. Department of Energy jointly issued a request for information (RFI) this week for innovative, transformational green building technologies in support of their respective Green Proving Ground and High Impact Technology Catalyst programs.

The RFI seeks information from industry stakeholders, commercial organizations, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations on technologies that have the potential to improve economic and environmental performance in federal and commercial buildings.

The RFI demonstrates one way GSA and DOE are collaborating to conserve energy and reduce carbon pollution following a memorandum of understanding (MOU) executed in February.

“GSA is proud to partner with DOE on this initiative,” said Steve Sakach, the assistant commissioner for the Public Buildings Services’ Facilities Management and Services Programs. “Working together will lead to smart decisions that lead to better value for the American taxpayer, more productive work environments for our federal partners and a more sustainable future for our country.”

The RFI invites technology manufacturers and industry stakeholders to submit information on promising technologies, which will be used to identify technologies for evaluation through the GPG program, HIT Catalyst program, or both. Selected technologies will be matched with federally owned buildings or commercial buildings, respectively, to pilot measurement and verification by third-party evaluators. Project results are intended to help spur deployment of high impact technologies, and to inform public and private sector investment decisions.

This year, the RFI is seeking technologies in the following five categories: energy management, window attachments, fans and blowers, renewable energy, and water conservation and reuse.

The RFI will be open to applications until Friday, Dec. 11. Parties interested in submitting information can review the RFI on, available directly at