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GSA & DOE Seek Technologies for Net-Zero Carbon Buildings

Parul Dubey on October 19, 2021 - in Buildings, News

The U.S. General Services Administration’s Green Proving Ground (GPG) program, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to obtain responses from vendors and other interested parties on technologies that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from commercial buildings. The RFI invites industry to submit information on early-commercial technologies that are ready for evaluation in occupied, operational buildings.

This year’s RFI focuses on three broad categories of technologies that will enable commercial buildings to transition to net-zero carbon emissions:

  • High-Performance/Low-Carbon Building Technologies and Solutions
    Technologies of interest include electrification of major loads; large-scale heat pump systems, including those that can operate in cold climates; retrofit heat recovery systems; and innovative building envelope retrofit solutions.
  • Onsite Energy Generation and Storage Systems
    Technologies of interest include high-efficiency photovoltaics (PV), building-integrated PV, solutions that better integrate PV and energy storage into building management systems, solar thermal and geothermal, on-site distributed wind, and hydrogen fuel cells.
  • Greenhouse Gas or Carbon Reduction Technologies
    Technologies of interest include on-site carbon capture for fuel-fired processes and technologies that use next-generation refrigerants with low or no global warming potential.

The RFI will remain open until Tuesday, December 7th at 11:59 pm ET. We encourage you to share this announcement with your broader network. To learn more about the RFI:

About GSA’s Green Proving Ground (GPG) Program

GSA’s Green Proving Ground program works with third-party evaluators to test innovative pre- and early-commercial building technologies in federally-owned buildings. The program enables GSA to make investment decisions in next-generation building technologies based on actual performance. Following favorable evaluation results, 23 GPG-evaluated technologies have been deployed in more than 500 facilities in GSA’s real-estate portfolio. www.gsa.gov/gpg.

About DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The mission of DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is to create and sustain American leadership in the transition to a global clean energy economy. Its vision is a strong and prosperous America powered by clean, affordable and secure energy. 

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