GSA’s Green Proving Ground Program Seeks Information from the private sector.
Agency creating registry of innovative technologies and practices.
In pursuit of GSA's goal to reduce its environmental footprint significantly, GSA’s Public Building Services (PBS) is seeking to harness the potential of innovative building technologies and operating practices. On a limited and carefully controlled basis PBS will be testing and evaluating technologies and practices in selected buildings in its owned inventory based on program needs. As an initial step, PBS is creating a registry of innovative sustainable building technologies and practices.
GSA is creating new database that will capture sustainable building technologies and that
- optimize energy performance;
- protect and conserve water;
- enhance indoor environmental quality;
- reduce waste and the environmental impact of materials;
- reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with building operations; or
- promote integrated design.
This program will, on a limited and carefully controlled basis, test and evaluate innovative technologies and practices in selected GSA-owned buildings across the country Commercial organizations, companies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations are invited to submit their innovative building technologies and ideas to be included in the Sustainable Buildings Database.