WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced that it has issued a Request for Information online to gather input on innovative green building technologies for its Green Proving Ground program. The program is seeking information from industry, commercial organizations, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations on technologies that have the potential to improve economic and environmental performance in federal buildings.

The Green Proving Ground (GPG) program leverages GSA’s real estate portfolio as a test bed to evaluate the viability of emerging building technologies and practices that can save energy, water, and reduce operational costs. The Request for Information (RFI) is inviting industry and stakeholders to submit information to the program, which will be used in the selection process for technologies to test as part of the GPG’s 2014 program. Technologies that are chosen for the program are tested in GSA’s federally-owned buildings. Results from these evaluations will continue to assist GSA in finding ways to make buildings more efficient and assist industry in deploying new technologies and practices into the broader market. GSA owns and leases 9,200 buildings across the country and has the real estate portfolio needed to evaluate these technologies.

GSA is seeking information on innovative building technologies that can be donated or provided via testing agreements. Submissions will be accepted until Monday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. ET.

Parties interested in submitting information can review the RFI here.

For more information about GSA’s Green Proving Ground Program, visit www.gsa.gov/GPG.

Publication date: 11/18/2013

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