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GSA seeks new sustainable building technologies, practices to test in its buildings

November 08, 2012 |
Dwight Perkins

GSA seeks new sustainable building technologies, practices to test in its buildings

The U.S. General Services Administration wants to hear from you about new sustainable technologies and practices. It recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) to learn about the latest in green building in support of its Green Proving Ground program. The program uses GSA’s own real estate portfolio as a test bed to evaluate the viability of emerging building technologies and practices to save energy, water, and reduce operational costs.

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. The RFI invites 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 2013 program. Results from these evaluations will assist GSA in finding ways to make buildings more efficient and help guide the building industry in deploying new technologies and practices.

GSA owns and leases 9,600 buildings across the country. The agency is asking for innovative building technologies and practices to be donated or provided via testing agreements at no cost. The RFI will remain open until Friday, November 23 at 5:00 pm ET.

For more information, review the RFI at: (


Dwight Perkins | Codes and Standards

Dwight Perkins is the Senior Director of Field Operations for the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and orchestrates the code adoption efforts of 11 other IAPMO Field Service regions as well as directly working with the state code agencies in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Oregon. Mr. Perkins has more than 35 years experience in the plumbing industry starting as an Apprentice in Alaska moving through the ranks to become a Journeyman Plumber and Business Manager of with UA Local 262. Prior to joining IAPMO, Perkins served in the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly while worked as Deputy Commissioner for the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. He is extremely familiar with the demands jurisdictions face on a daily basis and he is particularly well suited to address those needs. Mr. Perkins may be contacted at IAPMO at 503-982-1193 or email

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