The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) jointly issued a Request for Information (RFI) this week for innovative, transformational green building technologies in support of their respective Green Proving Ground (GPG) and High Impact Technology (HIT) Catalyst programs. The RFI seeks information from industry stakeholders, commercial organizations, educational institutions, and non-profit 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 executed in February 2015.
Steve Sakach, the Assistant Commissioner for the Public Buildings Services’ Facilities Management and Services Programs, said in a statement: “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 for consideration for the GPG (Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines) program, HIT Catalyst (High Impact Technology) program, or both. Selected technologies will be matched with federally owned buildings or commercial buildings, respectively, for trial evaluations. 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, December 11, 2015. Parties interested in submitting information can review the RFI at fbo.gov.