In support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal to achieve net-zero emissions economywide by 2050, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), announced a new request for information (RFI) about technologies that will help achieve net-zero carbon buildings.
Specifically, the RFI seeks input from industry on technologies that help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of commercial buildings, improve grid resiliency, and have significant potential for equitable and broad adoption in the U.S. marketplace.
“We’re eager to hear from industry about the emerging technologies that can help build on GSA’s success in greening our footprint and catalyzing innovation through programs like Green Proving Ground program,” said GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan. “The Inflation Reduction Act will provide even more opportunities for us to transform federal buildings into high-performing, high-tech testbeds for clean energy innovation.”
This year’s RFI is focused on emerging technologies that:
- Improve Operating Efficiency and Promote Healthy Workplaces
- Enable Whole Building Electrification
- Facilitate GHG and Carbon Reduction
- Provide On-site Energy Generation and Storage Systems
- Deliver Electric Fleet and Load Management Solutions
Technologies submitted should be early commercial, and ready for evaluation in occupied, operational buildings and will be considered for either GSA’s Green Proving Ground program (for federally-owned facilities) or voluntary partnership programs facilitated by DOE (for privately-owned facilities).
The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act includes $3.3 billion for GSA to invest in federal buildings with low-carbon materials as well as emerging and sustainable technologies.