Presentation on theme: "GSAs Green Proving Ground Program: Putting Innovative Building Technologies to the Test Erika Larsen, GSA Public Buildings Service October 29th, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
GSAs Green Proving Ground Program: Putting Innovative Building Technologies to the Test Erika Larsen, GSA Public Buildings Service October 29th, 2013
Overview GPG leverages GSAs real estate portfolio to evaluate innovative technologies that accelerate GSAs sustainability goals, reduce operational costs and lead market transformation. Established in 2010
9,184 Owned and Leased Assets 375 million RSF across the US 1.1 million Federal employees 400 Federal agencies, bureaus & commissions
GSA Targets Executive Order 13514, 2009 Energy Independence and Security Act, 2007 MOU on High Performance and Sustainable Buildings, 2006 Energy Policy Act, % Reduction in Energy Use Intensity, by % Reduction in Water Use Intensity, by % Reduction in Scope 1 and 2 GHGs, by 2020 Net Zero All capital projects by 2020
Real life setting for testing Objective evaluator, early adopter Large buying power to break down market barriers Green Proving Ground Unique Federal Role
Identify External RFI: keyword gpg Select 3rd-party scoring Interagency coordination Internal subject matter expert review Leadership approval Measure & Analyze Finalize demonstration project location & technical objectives Install technology Conduct field work Analyze data Report Technical Report Findings Presentations Implement Incorporate into performance specifications Engage property managers and portfolio planners Encourage vendor participation in GSAs schedules program Engage ESCOs Green Proving Ground Program Process 6 weeks24 weeks weeks 12 weeks Ongoing
Green Proving Ground RFI FY2014 Help Us Find New Technologies GSA seeks innovative sustainable technologies to test. Technologies chosen for evaluation are donated at no cost or provided via a testing agreement. RFI open 11/4/13 through 12/2/13 RFI: keyword gpg
Green Proving Ground Performance Factors Environmental performance Tenant satisfaction Installation, commissioning and operational costs Market potential
Broad deployment Targeted deployment Pursue deployment strategies Monitor subsequent installations and success Do not deploy at this time Green Proving Ground Deployment Recommendations
Choose best in class performance/ payback New Construction Introduce technologies that improve performance Retrofit Green Proving Ground Entry Points for Proven Technologies Next time you buy that / buy this instead Replace at End of Life
GPG Technology Evaluations Ongoing Non-Chemical Water Treatment Integrated Daylighting Systems Smart Windows PV with Solar Water Heating Chilled Beams Wireless Moisture Sensing Irrigation Wireless Weather Station Irrigation Modular Absorption Chiller Occupant-responsive HVAC controls High efficiency RTU Electrochromic Windows Glazing Retrofit Coating Vacuum Sealed Roof Insulation Central Plant Optimization Strategies Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat LED Retrofit Luminaire LED Luminaire w/ integrated controls Wireless Lighting Control Systems Honeycomb Solar Thermal Collector Wood-Pellet Fired Biomass Boiler
Recent Deployment: Wireless Network Sensors Cost effectively monitor multiple points throughout a data center Dense network of wireless sensors provides real-time information enabling facility operator to better manage HVAC. 48% Reduction in facility cooling load 3.4 Years simple payback On GSA Schedule
Recent Deployment: Advanced Power Strips Improve control over workplace plug loads Schedule-based control, where users determine the day and time when a circuit is energized, found to be most effective. 26% Energy reduction at workstations (advanced computer management already in place) Nearly 50% Energy reduction in kitchens and printer rooms On GSA Schedule
Green Proving Ground Goals GPG technology evaluations inform investment decisions within GSA, other federal agencies, and the real estate industry. Unit costs of technologies are reduced by leveraging GSAs portfolio, market share, and federal buying power. Increased environmental and financial performance of public and private buildings.
Erika Larsen GSA, Public Building Service GPG, National Program Team Sustainability Program Manager (202) Review the RFI at the FedBizOpps website: keyword gpgwww.fbo.gov Questions?