WASHINGTON — The federal government is looking for a few good sustainability ideas to test ... on itself.
The General Services Administration issued a Request for Information (RFI) last week on new sustainable building technologies and practices for its Green Proving Ground (GPG) program, seeking ways to improve economic and environmental performance in federal buildings.
The program is seeking information from industry, commercial organizations, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations on technologies that have the potential to improve economic and environmental performance in federal buildings.
GPG uses the GSA’s real-estate portfolio – the 9,600 buildings nationwide owned or leased by the federal agancy – as a test bed to evaluate products and concepts to save energy and water, and reduce operational costs. The Request for Information (RFI) is inviting industry, educational institutions and non-profit groups to submit information to the program, which will be used in the selection process for technologies to test as part of the GPG’s 2013 program.
GSA is seeking information on innovative building technologies and practices that can be donated or provided via testing agreements at no cost.
The RFI will remain open until November 23 at 5 p.m. EST. For more information, go here.
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